The governor tried sending Agatha to the house of a wicked women in the hope that she would change for the worse. But Agatha had great trust in God and prayed all the time. She kept herself pure and would not listen to the evil suggestions of that woman and her daughter. After a month, she was brought back to the governor. He tried again to win her. "You are a noblewoman," he said kindly. "Why have you lowered yourself to be a humble Christian?
"Even though I am a noble," answered Agatha, "I am a slave of Jesus Christ." "Then what does it mean to be noble?" the governor asked.
Agatha answered wisely, "It means to serve God."
When he saw that she would not sin, the governor had her whipped cruelly. As she was being carried back to the prison she said, "Lord, my Creator, You have protected me from the cradle. You have taken me from the love of the world and given me patience to suffer. Now receive my soul." And with that, her beautiful soul went home to Heaven.
Let us learn from this saint to pray with all our heart when we fell tempted to do wrong.
A coloring picture can be found below.