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St. Agnes of Rome – 3 sizes – Based on a Vintage Holy Card

St. Agnes of Rome – 3 sizes – Based on a Vintage Holy Card

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St. Agnes
Antique Holy Card - Anonymous Artist

Lovely and romantic, this portrayal of 4th Century Christian and Martyr, Agnes of Rome, shows her in a peaceful Roman garden and suggests aspects of the girl herself. She was beautiful with a gentle loving spirit, and turned down many men because of her devotion to Christ. Eventually, she was reported to the authorities for the crime of being Christian. Agnes, whose name means lamb, is usually shown holding a lamb, indicating her innocence. The palm leaf symbolizes her martyrdom, and the sword is the instrument they used. Reportedly, she faced her passing the way St. Therese did, with joy for the coming union with her beloved Jesus.

This is the Agnes who is mentioned by name in the Mass. She is the Patron Saint of girls and chastity. Her feast day is January 21, the date she died in 304 AD. (source:

This is a turn of the last century German holy card. We think B.K. stands for B. Kühlen, a German publisher of holy cards. Carl Poellath of Schrobenhausen, Bavaria, is a manufacturing company founded in 1778, still in existence today. We think this was perhaps a joint venture. Artist is anonymous. (source:

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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