Agnes, St (2)

Agnes, ST. (2), of Monte-Pulciano, in Tuscany, was born in 1274, a and at nine years of age entered the convent of the Order of St. Francis, called- Sacchine, or Sackins, because they wore scapularies of coarse linen, such as sacks are made of. At fourteen she became cellarist of the house, and subsequently abbess of another house at Proceno. Lastly, she established a monastery at Monte-Pulciano in accordance with the rule of St. Benedict and the institution. of St. Dominic. She died April 20,1317, and was buried in her convent; but the building having been given in 1435 to the monks of St. Dominic, they removed her remains to the highaltar. St. Agnes was canonized by Benedict XIII in 1726, and her festival is kept on April 20. See Baillet, April 20;

 
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