Dr. Regis Martin, professor of Theology at Franciscan University and author for Crisis Magazine, writes on the ardor of agnes.

I have known only two women named Agnes in my life. One of them was my grandmother who, having died two years after I was born, I could hardly be expected to remember. But since I was often told things about her—for instance, that she was beautiful and pious and went to Mass every morning—I feel as if I should know her. She raised five sons, by the way, one of them my late father, and with the exception of her oldest son whose plane crashed on a bombing mission over the Balkans, all the others survived their time in World War II and then in Korea. I like to think she managed to get a few things right. And, by all accounts, most of them kept the faith

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About the Author

Dr. Regis Martin has been a professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio since 1988. Students eagerly enroll in his undergraduate and graduate courses, including Foundations of Catholicism, Grace and Virtues, and The Trinity.