Saturday, January 21, 2017

Memorial of Saint Agnes

The virgin martyr Agnes is Christ's lamb. (Her name is derived from the Latin for lamb.) Like Jesus, the true Lamb, she offered herself “unblemished to God,” shedding her blood for love of him.

Jesus our Lord, the unblemished Lamb of God, by the shedding his precious blood on the altar of the cross, has once and for all cleansed our consciences. 

By the power of his self-offering Jesus has restored our lost innocence. Through him, with him, in him we offer ourselves wholeheartedly to God with Agnes and with all the saints.