Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Commemoration of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr


A second commemoration of Saint Agnes occurs on this day in the ancient Sacramentaries of Pope Gelasius and Saint Gregory the Great; as also in the true Martyrology of Bede. It was perhaps, the day of her burial, or of a translation of her relics, or of some remarkable favour obtained through her intercession soon after her death.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Commemoration of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 January 2013. Web. 2 August 2021. <>