NOVENA DAY NINE: Testimony through signs

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: As if that was not enough, at the moment of my death, God still testified about His love for me, strengthening me through signs; and, thanks to that, arousing faith in all those who witnessed these events [1]. How great a testimony I bore with my existence, so that…

NOVENA DAY EIGHT: I would not give up my martyrdom for anything

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: Only suffering (…), if you knew how happy I am now, what a beautiful crown of glory all the martyrs receive, I would not give up my martyrdom for anything. These were moments of great suffering and fear, but the thought of Jesus did not leave me, that I…

NOVENA DAY SEVEN: The temptation of Satan

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: Satan deceived me in multiple ways. First, he wanted to get close to me through flattery. Then he tried to bribe me. Then he set before my eyes the image of my heartbroken and unhappy parents who suffer so much because of me; how ungrateful I am by showing…

NOVENA DAY SIX: The futility of the world

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: After completing my 13th year of life, I have been summoned to the prefect so that I could see better how my future life would look like. (…) everything there was so nice that I was filled with fear that I could take part in these wonders, which really…

NOVENA DAY FIVE: The goal of the life of a Christian

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: When I decided to completely give myself to God, I felt a deep relief in my heart. I was no longer afraid that I will go down the wrong path, that I will be swallowed by the world of games and pleasure, or the love for a man will…

NOVENA DAY FOUR: I put such great trust into Him…

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: I trusted, I believed that only He alone can make me happy, and the Holy Spirit send down upon me His gifts, to arm me with faith and bravery. I was not stronger than the other girls, I was not better than them at all. Only I trusted Him…

NOVENA DAY THREE: The Blood and the Body of God

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: Christians were considered to be mad people, enslaved by their teachers and priests, officiating strange rites, eating blood and flesh in the literal and human sense, and not in the mystical sense. No one, however, who does not have faith, can comprehend what for a Christian are the Blood…

NOVENA DAY TWO: To believe with your whole heart

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: When I found out that there is a God and that He offered us the proof of His love towards us in His Son, I wanted to devote all my life to Him, to the crucified Jesus, in whom I believed wholeheartedly. Christianity was not a popular religion at…

NOVENA DAY ONE: To live by faith from an early age

From the remembrances of St. Agnes: I was a child, it is true. I have always remained a child in the perception of God, because regardless of age, people depart from God when it seems to them that they are dependent upon themselves. I never succumbed to that illusion, and I deeply believed and placed…

INTRODUCTION

e give into the hands of the Dear Reader our first novena in honor of St. Agnes. In the liturgy of the Church, the tradition of the novena is affiliated with the nine-month preparation by God of the Mother of God for the miracle of the birth of the Savior. In the usual form, it…

NOVENA TO SAINT AGNES

The involvement of saints in the works on Earth depends to a large extent on the commitment of the believers in asking saints for their intercession. We unceasingly intercede for the world, we pray for the Holy Church, but the amount and strength of our assistance depend upon your insistence in prayer. It is also…