In this day and age, our culture is telling our youth to do just the opposite. This saint, whose feast we celebrate today, is a wonderful role model for our youth. Remaining faithful to God and living moral, chaste lives is no easy task in today's culture; our young people need all the help they can get.
Let us ask this wise and faithful virgin, who went with lighted lamp to meet her Lord to intercede for all of us, but most especially for our youth.
You can read more about this saint here.
Prayer to St Agnes
Let us gain courage for our own battle
by honoring the martyrdom of the glorious virgin Agnes. St. Agnes, vessel of honor, flower of unfading fragrance, beloved of the choirs of Angels, you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity. O you who wear a Martyr's palm and a virgin's wreath, pray for us that, though unworthy of a special crown, we may have our names written in the list of Saints.