St Agnes and St Edward the Confessor, c.1500, a rood-screen painting at the church of St Peter and St Paul, Eye, suffolk; St Agnes is shown with her lamb attribute, and St Edward the Conffessor with his royal crown and sceptre.
Julian of Norwich, Patron of Cats Julian, born in England in 1342, was an anchoress in the medieval city of Norwich. A medieval anchoress like Julian lived in a cell built into the wall of a church. Julian's function was to pray, to be still, and to give counsel to any who sought her advice. Many medieval anchoresses kept cats as mousers, and a longstanding legend has it that Julian too had a cat in her cell: a stained-glass church window in Norwich shows Julian with her cat.