refused to accept customers. After rejecting Quinctianus's advances, shewas beaten, imprisoned, tortured, her breasts were crushed and cut off. Shetold the judge, "Cruel man, have youforgotten your mother and the breast thatnourished you, that you dare to mutilateme this way?" One version has it thatSaint Peter healed her. She was thenimprisoned again, then rolled on livecoals; when she was near death, anearthquake stuck. In the destruction thatfollowed, a friend of the magistrate wascrushed, and the magistrate fled. Agathathanked God for an end to her pain, anddied.Legend says that carrying her veil, takenfrom her tomb in Catania, in processionhas averted eruptions of Mount Etna.Her intercession is reported to havesaved Malta from Turkish invasion in1551.
in prison at Catania or Palermo, Sicily (sourcesvary)
martyred c.250 at Catania, Sicily by beingrolled on coals