MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 5
St. Agatha lived in the 3rd century and became a consecrated Virgin at a young age. A high-ranking Roman official attempted to persuade her to abandon her virginity to marry him. After she refused his initial advances, he used her Christian status to imprison her and gruesomely tortured her until she agreed to marry him.
Despite being beat, imprisoned in a brothel, raked over coals, and having her breasts cut off, St. Agatha would not give into his advances and would eventually die because of her tortures. She is the patron saint of sexual assault victims and breast cancer patients.