Feast of St. Agnes - III Class
Union with Christ in and of itself destroys all sin and gives strength against all temptation:
"If I love Him I shall be chaste, if I touch Him I shall be clean, if I embrace Him I shall be a virgin indeed."-2nd responsory at Matins
God does not think as men do:
"According to tradition, it was in her thirteenth year that she suffered martyrdom. How despicable the cruelty that sparred not even this tender age! But how great the power of faith that found even that age its witness"-St. Ambrose
On the lips of children and of babes...