Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Feast Day 18 August.
Illustration: TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRIEST
"At Palestrina (the old Praeneste, near Rome, Italy), the birth into Heaven of Saint Agapitus, who, when only fifteen years old, was put to death, in 275 A.D., after several torments, by the stroke of the sword, thus winning The Crown of Immortality" (Roman Martyrology).