Friday, January 21, 2011

Feast Day of St Agnes (Mom's patronal saint)

Today is the Feast Day of St Agnes, Mom's patronal saint.  Mom is named after both her mom and her Mom's Mom! 
(According to her Mom, our Mom is named after her grandmother, but according to her Dad, our Mom is named for her own Mom)

The link below is to one of What's Her Name's favorite sites, with photos about this great saint.

When Mom was stationed in Italy, in 1986 she visited Rome and went to both of the churches in which this saint is buried (her skull in the Piazza Navona, and her body at the church on the Via Nomentana)  When she visited the latter, she had with her her grandmother's confirmation gift- a biography of the saint, from the early 1900s, complete with photos.  Mom was intears when she saw the church and frescoes depicted in her grandmother's book, and was overcome praying by the saint's tomb below the altar.

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