Religion: St. Agnes' Lambs

Two chaste white lambs pomped with ribbons looked at the Pope last week, on the anniversary of St. Agnes' deathday. They had just come from blessing in the Church of St. Agnes on the Via Nomen-tana, Rome.

The legend of St. Agnes is obscure. Agreed upon are the facts that she was born a Christian in Rome. When she was about 12, a pagan Roman, Sempronius, insisted she marry his pagan son and renounce Christianity. She refused. Where upon Sempronius ordered her outraged. Miraculously she preserved her virginity....

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