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The foot of Sant’Agnese

Saint Catherine wanted to visit the untainted body of Saint Agnes which was in the convent in Montepulciano. When she arrived with two Sisters, she wanted to humbly kiss the saint’s feet and bowed over them in an act of devotion. At that very moment, the left foot of Saint Agnes lifted gently to meet the lips of Catherine. And it has remained that way ever since, slightly raised as can be seen in the sarcophagus in the church dedicated to the Dominican nun, born in Gracciano. When she was only fifteen, she was elected to lead the nuns of Proceno, in present-day Tuscia, and then founded a convent under the order of Saint Dominic.