St. Agatha Canvas Tote Bag

$40

The St. Agatha Canvas Tote Bag features a beautiful double-sided custom print on a durable 100% polyester oxford canvas fabric. This generously sized tote features comfortable and sturdy cotton canvas carrying straps. Share your faith wherever you go or give it as a special holiday, birthday or confirmation gift. Printed, cut and sewn in the USA.

 Size: 16" x 15.5" 
 100% Polyester Oxford Canvas
 Machine Wash Cold
 Lay Flat to Dry 

This is a couture item which is custom made-to-order. Our couture collection features exclusive, custom designs with our signature crown somewhere within the design. Not sold in stores and you won’t find this anywhere else!

Made in the USA. Our custom made-to-order large canvas tote bags ship world-wide directly from exceptional craftsmen in California, USA. Production Time Approximately: 2-5 days Ship Time by USPS: 4-10 days. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as your order has shipped. Destination tracking is available for most countries. 

Please Note that during peak shopping seasons, production and ship time may take a little longer than normal. If you are buying this item as a gift, please order as early as possible. We don't want to disappoint you or the gift recipient with a potentially delayed order.

For countries where tracking numbers are not available, this item should arrive by regular post within 2-4 weeks. Orders that have not arrived within 45 days from the time your order has shipped are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.

ST. AGATHA

231 — 251
Feast Day February 5
Patron Saint of breast cancer warriors and survivors, rape victims, torture victims, nurses and invoked against fire and earthquakes.

 

Agatha is one of seven women, who, along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is one of the most highly venerated virgin martyrs of the Catholic Church for her determined profession of faith.

According to tradition, fifteen-year-old Agatha, from a rich and noble family in Sicily, made a vow of virginity and rejected the amorous advances of the Roman prefect Quintianus, who thought he could force her to turn away from her vow and marry him. His persistent proposals were consistently spurned by Agatha. This was during the persecutions of Decius, so Quintianus, knowing she was a Christian, reported her to the authorities. Quintianus himself was governor of the district.

He expected her to give in to his demands when she was faced with torture and possible death, but she simply reaffirmed her belief in God by praying: “Jesus Christ, Lord of all, you see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am. I am your sheep: make me worthy to overcome the devil.”

With tears falling from her eyes, she prayed for courage. To force her to change her mind, Quintianus sent Agatha to Aphrodisia, the keeper of a brothel, and had her imprisoned there. Agatha never lost her confidence in God.

Quintianus sent for her again, argued, threatened, and finally had her imprisoned and tortured. She was stretched on a rack to be torn with iron hooks, burned with torches, and whipped. Amongst the tortures she underwent was the cutting off of her breasts with pincers. After further dramatic confrontations with Quintianus, Agatha was then sentenced to be burnt at the stake, but an earthquake saved her from that fate; instead, she was sent to prison where St. Peter the Apostle appeared to her and healed her wounds.

Agatha died in prison and entered Heaven around the year 251 and is buried at the Badia di Sant’Agata, Catania.

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