Having dedicated her purity to God at a young age, Agatha became a target of Roman officials charged with carrying out the persecution of Christians during the reign of Emperor Decius. She was forced into unspeakable suffering, including the removal of her breasts, for refusing to break her vow. Because of the unique torture Agatha endured, she is the patron saint of breast cancer patients.
Feast Day: February 5
Patronage: Breast Cancer