Memorial Day of St. Agatha (05/02)

Saint Agatha of Sicily (St. Agatha of Sicily, 231-251) came from a famous family that lived on the island of Sicily.

After being baptized, she, out of love for Christ, decided to keep her virginity. But her beauty attracted the attention of the Roman governor Quitian. When Kvitsian, like other candidates for suitors, was refused by Agatha, he hated the girl. Kvitian, following the orders of the emperor, led a wave of persecution of the Sicilian Christians. One of the first to be arrested was Agatha.

First, the governor gave her at the disposal of one of the dissolute women, so that by her actions she contributed to the deprivation of Agatha's virginity. When this did not work out, the governor ordered her to be tortured.