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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Agnes of Assisi, Saint

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(Greek: agnos, lamb)

Born Assisi, Italy, c.1198;died there, 1253. She was a younger sister of Saint Clare, and in spite of opposition adopted a life of poverty and was chosen by Saint Francis to found and govern a community of Poor Clares at Monticelli, near Florence. From there she established several monasteries in the north of Italy. Relics in church of Saint Clare, Assisi. Feast, November 16,.

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Entry for 'Agnes of Assisi, Saint'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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