Because of the loss of her breasts, St. Agatha is the patron of some interesting things. She is the patron of people who climb the Alps. She is the patron of bell-makers. Each year in Catania, Sicily, a 3-day festival honors the saint, with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance, who feast on pastries called “Le Minni di Sant’Agata”, or, “Minni di Virgini”. You can imagine what they’re meant to depict. Want to see them? You know, my secretaries wouldn't let me put these pictures in the bulletin.
Most recently, St. Agatha is considered to be the patron saint of breast cancer patients, and her feast day can be a special day to remember in our prayers all those who are fighting breast cancer, those who’ve died from it, and even the caregivers of breast cancer patients.