Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Papal Tradition on St. Agnes Day

Thanks to one of our readers, Patte, who has informed me of a tradition by the Pope on the feast of St. Agnes. She writes of this wonderful tradition...

"Pope Benedict XVI blessed two lambs today, from whose wool the palliums (pallia) will be woven. With the blessing of the Agnes lambs (agnus being Latin for lamb; and St. Agnes), the Pope is following an old tradition for the Feast Day of the martyr St. Agnes". (
Kath.net)

2 Comments:

Blogger Carmel said...

Oh that's a lovely tradition. I remember learning and writing of St.Agnes she is a very inspirational saint!
Thank you

11:58 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

You're welcome Carmel!

9:11 PM  

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