Today is the feast day of St. Agnes.
Agnes was a Christian but died for her faith at only 13 years old. She refused to enter into an arranged marriage to the son of a Roman governor. It was also a time when the Christian church was being persecuted under the Emperor Diocletian. She died on this day in the year 304.
Near my home in Cornwall is a small village called St. Agnes, it is very close to the coast with two beaches suitable for surfing.