Saint Agatha of Sicily
Catania or Palermo, Sicily
Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox
Churches, Oriental Orthodoxy
Patron Saint of:
Sicily, breast cancer, bakers, jewelers,
nurses, earthquakes, natural disasters,
and rape victims
The Novena Prayer to St. Agatha
O glorious St. Agatha,
Who remained faithful to Or Lord
Even unto death,
Intercede for me as thou dost rejoice
In the reward of thy virtues.
Cast a glance of pity on me
And grant my petition,
If such be the will of God.
Make my troubles into thine own.
Plead for the grace yearned for ardently,
And for a blessing that
May strengthen me during life,
So to assist me to lead a faithful life,
So that, one day, I may join you in
Eternity to behold the Source of Eternal Joy.
Prayer to Saint Agatha
Oh, Saint Agatha,
Who withstood the unwelcome advanced
from unwanted suitors,
And suffered pain and torture
For her 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.
Oh Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr,
Mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice,
May receive your intercession.
A Prayer to Saint Agatha
The Patroness of Breast Cancer
Lord God, you showered heavenly gifts
On the virgin Agatha.
Hear the prayers of those
Who recall her devoted life
And who ask her to intercede
For them in their necessity.
Help us to imitate her virtue
During our earthly life
And enjoy eternal happiness
With her in heaven.