Saint Agnes of Prague 1211-1282

Agnes was the daughter of the King of Bohemia. She tactfully evaded political marriages and spent her life in charitable works for the people in Prague. All went well till the day the Emperor Frederick asked for her hand. Her refusal precipitated an international crisis, and the Pope was obliged to send a legate to protect her. She then requested his permission to found a house of Poor Ladies in Prague, and to enter there, which she did on the feast of Pentecost more. 



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Detailed  chronology of the life of Saint Agnes of Prague

Candor lucís eterne - the Legend of Agnes of Bohemia.

Silk banner of Saint Agnes of Prague with explanation

Throne of light - a dramatic tableau