Very soon, already in her childhood, Agatha had a clear desire in her heart to give herself totally to Christ. For the heavenly Bridegroom he felt a simple and spontaneous feeling, but also so strong that he was impatient to pronounce the vow of virginity. In the secret of her soul she had already promised herself to God and, when she was not yet 15 years old, she felt that the time had come to consecrate herself solemnly. The bishop of Catania accepted her request and, during an official ceremony called velatio, he imposed the flammeum, the flame-red veil that the consecrated virgins wore. Agatha from that day became the bride of Christ. He had anxiously and anxiously awaited that moment and had prayed so much to God that he could offer him his pure heart. So, after so much waiting, the consecration made her deeply happy, allowing her to live in prayer and meditation.