Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Virgin and Martyr.
Feast Day 23 January.
The Royal Gold Cup, or Saint Agnes Cup, is a Solid Gold Covered Cup, lavishly decorated
with Enamel and Pearls. It was made for The French Royal Family at the end of the 14th -Century, and later belonged to several English Monarchs, before spending nearly 300 years in Spain.
Since 1892, it has been in The British Museum, and is generally agreed to be the outstanding
survival of Late-Mediaeval French Plate.
Saint Emerentiana's likeness is shown, here, on The Royal Gold Cup.
Date: 4 July 2010.
Current location: British Museum, London.
Source: Own work.
A Foster-Sister of Saint Agnes, the Virgin, Emerentiana, while still a Catechumen, shed tears on the tomb of her friend, who had just been Martyred.
Some Pagans mocked her grief. She, full of The Divine Virtue of which Jesus is the source (Collect), reproached the idolaters with their cruelty towards Saint Agnes, and they, in their fury, stoned her on that very tomb. Baptised in her own blood, she went to join for every more her Spouse and her Sister, about 304 A.D.
Mass: Me exspectavérunt.