Friday, January 21, 2011

Feast of St. Agnes in Rome

Today is the titular feast of my parish and school; and the anniversary of my move to Rome!
Notice the one lamb in red for martyr and the other in white for virgin?
At the Rome parish of St. Agnes (where her tomb is) the faithful still celebrate her feast twice each January: on January 22 and 28.
This morning was the blessing of lambs followed by Pontifical Mass; one week from today will be the procession in her catacombs followed by Pontifical Mass.


  1. I would like to add, that the wool of these lambs will be used to weave the pallium used by the archbishops.

  2. Awww-these lambs are so sweet!
    I wonder if they have to be tranquilized to be put into the baskets!
    When I see them, for some reason I think of 'The Silence of The Lambs' [no, not Hannibal Lechter, hehe].
    Happy anniversary of your arrival in Rome, John!

    Barb in NY

  3. I wonder who will raise these lambs when the liberal Trappists are gone from Tre Fontane Abbey.
    In the 1950's there were close to 60 monks at the abbey, but today (because the Trappists have discarded the Mass and their monastic traditions after Vatican II), there are only 10 monks, most of them past 65.
    Good riddance to them for discarding their discarding of Catholic tradition...but very sad for the Abbey.t's.
    Do you know any good traditionalist Order or either nuns or friars who could repopulate the place with holy men or women.....because as it is now, it;s a dead place. Deservedly so.