Book of Saints – Agnes of Assisi


AGNES OF ASSISI (Blessed) Virgin (November 16) (13th century) The sister of Saint Clare and one of the first to embrace the religious life under the Rule of Saint Francis, as a Poor Clare or Minoress. Saint Francis placed her as Abbess over the convent of these nuns which he had founded at Florence. She returned to Assisi in 1253 to assist at the death-bed of her holy sister, and three months later rejoined her in Heaven. On earth they shared the same tomb.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agnes of Assisi”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 May 2012. Web. 23 September 2020. <>