St. Agnes

St. Agnes was martyred in the last half of the third century for being a Christian. She was only 12 or 13 years of age. Her feast day is celebrated Jan. 21.

The Shrine of St. Agnes was erected in 1882 and depicts a young girl, considered a model for the students at the Academy. The statue was the gift of Mamie Nestor Burke, class of 1882. The shrine was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ittenbach.

(This entry by Sister Eileen Ann Kelley, former Sisters of Providence archivist)