Shrine: StAgnes Prague
Also known as: Anežka, Saint Agnes of Prague
She was now free to serve God more fully and built monasteries and hospitals and is known for establishing the Franciscan community in Prague. Her local community supported her and would offer her money which she refused. It is said that the labourers building the monasteries and hospitals would leave the sites early to avoid being paid.
Agnes entered the Poor Clare convent as soon as it was ready, and she was soon joined by many other noble women throughout Europe. Agnes was humble and always took on the lowliest of tasks. She was mentored by Saint Clare herself. She died in 1282 and she was buried in the convent church but her remains were moved in the 14th Century to an unknown place.
She was not beatified for almost 600 years. She was finally canonised on 12th November 1989, by Pope John Paul II. This was 5 days before the Velvet Revolution which led to the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. There was a 15th century prophecy declaring that Bohemia would not again prosper until Agnes was Canonised. .