Monday, April 20, 2009

Prayer to St. Agatha

Oh St. Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors,

and suffered pain and torture for her devotion to Our Lord, we celebrate your

faith, dignity and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other

afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

Oh St. Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice,

may receive your intercession. Amen.

I am so thankful for our Catholic Faith and the Communion of Saints! Last week, we spent one day in St. Augustine at the Shrine Bookstore (one of my very favorite places!). There I found this lovely prayer card for St. Agatha. Along with it they had a very simple pink candle. They both were calling my I bought them! Today, as I struggle with all the after effects of the breast cancer, chemo and surgeries, I am comforted and humbled by St. Agatha's story. It's such a blessing to know that there are Saints in heaven interceding for us!


Tracy said...

Oh Nancy, this is just lovely, thank you so much for sharing with us, I didn't know that much about St. Agatha but now I'm interested in knowing so much more:)

Frizzy said...

Nancy, Sorry I've been away a lot lately. Life is just busy is all. You continue to be in my prayers. Have you considered accupuncture in addition to prayer? It's known to be very healing and can help your body cleanse itself of all the chemicals from your cancer treatments. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Nancy and god bless you and yours I say that prayer for both women n men and I was shocked to read what St Agatha endured in her life