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St. Agatha Novena – Patron of Breast Cancer Patients

St. Agatha was an Christian Martyr who lived during the 200s. St. Agatha lived in Sicily and was a consecrated virgin. She is also the patron saint of cancer patients. Pray the St. Agatha Novena to ask for her intercession. …

St. Agatha was an Christian Martyr who lived during the 200s. St. Agatha lived in Sicily and was a consecrated virgin. She is also the patron saint of cancer patients. Pray the St. Agatha Novena to ask for her intercession.

About Saint Agatha Novena

Novena Starts: January 27th

Feast Day: February 5th

Birth: 231

Death: 251

St. Agatha is the patron saint of breast cancer, nurses Sicily, bellfounders, bakers, against fire, earthquakes, jewelers, rape victims, martyrs, natural disasters, nurses, Palermo Sicily, San Marino, single laywomen, Catania Sicily, sterility, torture victims, volcanic eruptions, wet nurses, and Zamarramala Spain.

Saint Agatha’s story of martyrdom is one of suffering and heartbreak. The orphaned daughter of wealthy Christians was a marriage prospect for a Roman nobleman, Quintianus, the ruling consul of Sicily. In Rome at the time, Christianity was outlawed, and Quintianus assumed this would mean Agatha would renounce her faith. She refused.

She had dedicated her life and virginity to Jesus Christ. The refusal by St. Agatha enraged Quintianus.

He had St. Agatha taken to a brothel and forced her to live as a prostitute for thirty days. After thirty days, Quintianus ordered her to be sacrificed to the Roman gods. She preached that the Roman gods acted terribly. That no Roman woman would dare act like Venus and no roman husband would ever act like Jupiter.

Agatha was then tortured by having her breasts cut off. She was thrown back in prison and left to die. While in prison, she was visited by an old man and a young boy. Revealing himself to be St. Peter, Agatha was miraculously headed. Quintianus ordered St. Agatha to be rolled in sharp shards and hot coals when he found out.

As she was being tortured, an earthquake destroyed the town. and the citizens declared that this was God’s vengeance for what was happening to St. Agatha. The townsfolk chased Quintianus out of town and he drowned in a river. St. Agatha offered her soul to Jesus Christ and died.

St. Agatha died for her Christian faith. She was a faithful servant to our lord. You can mention your request to her there’s the chance for a miraculous healing.

Day 1 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 2 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 3 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 4 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 5 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 6 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 7 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 8 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Day 9 – St. Agatha Novena

O Saint Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice may receive your intercession.

[Mention Intention]

Amen.

Alternative Number 1 – Prayer for the Saint Agatha Novena

Alternative Number 1 - Prayer for the Saint Agatha Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us Your martyr, St. Agatha, as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the love of You she showed in choosing to pursue the vocation of consecrated virginity from a young age.

St. Agatha, you chose to make a vow of virginity and consecrate yourself to God when you were just fifteen years old. You must have known that this path was not an easy one, since you lived in a society that was hostile to Christianity. But you desired to dedicate yourself to God.

Please bring my petitions before God Whom you longed to serve!

You held fast to your vow of virginity, your vocation, and your Faith, despite many sufferings.

Pray for me, that I may hold fast to my Faith no matter the cost. Pray that I may be zealous in my desire to serve God, as you were.

Please also pray for. . .

[Mention intention]

St. Agatha, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Alternative Number 2 – St. Agatha Novena Prayer

Alternative Number 2 - St. Agatha Novena Prayer

O Holy St Agatha pray for us and our troubled world. Pray for those survivors and victims of sexually abuse. Pray for those who are suffering with breast cancer.

May we imitate you as a faithful servant of God.

Amen.

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