When we wear a bracelet with a charm of of St. Agatha or we gift a bracelet with her image on it is often to recognize her devotion to our Lord as a virgin and martyr. It is an ideal gift for a special nurse and anyone suffering with breast cancer.
She was tortured by the Romans as a result of her refusal to accept the advances of a Roman consul.
She was not only imprisoned and commissioned to death but her breasts were cut off.
She is the patron saint of breast cancer, bakers, nurses, bell founders, fire, earthquakes, sterility, and eruptions of Mount Etna. Her memorial day is February 5th.