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Patroness for Ailments of the Breast

Because of the tortures she endured in martyrdom, St. Agatha is patroness of women who live with diseases of the breast. PZ, a sometime visitor to this site, has a deep devotion to the third-century martyr. He sent me a prayer card with the saint’s image on front and the following novena on back. Pass it around. Think of it as a deeply traditional version of the pink ribbon.

O glorious Saint Agatha, through whose intercession in Christ I hope for the restored health of body and soul, hasten to lead me to the true Good, God alone. By your intercession, O blessed Agatha, may I ever enjoy your protection by faithfully witnessing to Christ. You invite all who come to you to enjoy the treasure of of communion with the Holy Trinity. Moreover, if it be for God’s greater glory and the good of my person, please intercede for me with the request of [mention request here].

Saint Agatha, you found favor with God by your chastity and by your courage in suffering death for the gospel. Teach me how to suffer with cheerfulness, uniting myself to Christ crucified with a simplicity and purity of heart. Amen.

Saint Agatha, eloquent confessor of Jesus Christ as Savior, pray for me.

Saint Agatha, the martyr who says to Jesus, “possess all that I am,” pray for me.

Saint Agatha, concerned with the welfare of all God’s children, pray for me.

Saint Agatha, pray for me.

Agatha’s story is in Butler, of course, and critically dissected and patristically pedigreed in the old Catholic Encyclopedia. Her images abound at Artcyclopedia.

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  1. Dear Brothers and Sisters I need you to join me in Prayer that God’s Will be done for reconsideration into Law school. God opened a door for me to be able to work with a program to get my LSAT score up Yet I have been denied acceptance into two law programs. I know that the school says that all decisions are final. I know however, That it is God’s Who’s decision is final…I know that God did not bring me this far in this process to close the door or have the door closed on me. Please join me in praying that reconsideration will be in my favor and that I will be accepted into Law school at the University of Washington. I Ask In the Name above all Names My Lord, My Savior Jesus Christ…AMEN…AMEN…AMEN! Your Sister In Christ, Dee Jolie

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