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Feastday: December 12

Nun and missionary aide to St. Boniface. Agatha was a member of a Benedictine convent in England, a disciple of St. Lisba. When St. Boniface was conducting his missionary labors, Agatha went to Germany to assist him.

At the moment of Saint Agatha’s death it was said that a great earthquake arose, causing a portion of the building where it happened to crash down upon her torturers, killing them instantly.

During the eruption of Mt. Etna, the townspeople were said to have invoked Saint Agatha’s name. Their prayers to her reputedly saved the town and surrounding regions from destruction.