Agnes, virgin and martyr - January 21st
St Agnes (d. 304, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
Sant’Agnese Fuori le Mura
(Saint Agnes Outside the Walls)
Via S Agnese 315
*This church is northeast of the Aurelian Walls and is located on Via Nomentana.
*The bones of St Agnes rest in the crypt under the main sanctuary.
Sant’Agnese in Agone (Saint Agnes in Agone)
*According to tradition St Agnes was martyred at this location in 304 AD. A relic of her skull is present in a chapel located to the left of the main sanctuary.
*A large statue of St Agnes is prominently placed above an altar on the right side of this church. It was completed by Ercole Ferrata in the 17th century.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santissima Trinita dei Spagnoli
(The Most Holy Trinity of the Spanish)
Via dei Condotti 41
*This church is near the Spanish Steps.
*The first chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Agnes. Three paintings within this chapel depict scenes from her life.