Agnes of Rome (c. 291 – c. 304) is a virgin–martyr, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is the patron saint of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape victims, and virgins.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) was a brilliant philosopher. She stopped believing in God at 14. Through study of philosophy she grew into a woman of integrity and intelligence, following the truth wherever it led her. She came across the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila, which she read all in one night, and upon finishing exclaimed, “This is the Truth!” This began a spiritual journey that led to her to being baptized Catholic. She later became a Carmelite nun.
Sister Maria Cecilia went to heaven after a hard fight against cancer. Thousands have shared on social networks images of her agony , a time in which she never lost peace or joy. She graduated as a nurse and the 26 -year-old made her first vows as a Discalced Carmelite in 2003 made her perpetual profession. Six months ago she was diagnosed with tongue cancer and the disease had lung metastases. She died on Wednesday June 22 at dawn. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord. #catholic
. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD, Edith Stein, was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to the Roman Catholic Church and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. Patron saint: Europe; loss of parents; converted Jews; martyrs; World Youth Day. Feast day: 9 August