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Feast Day of Saints Perpetua and Felicity

March 7, 2023


The Feast Day of Saints Perpetua and Felicity is celebrated on March 7th. Perpetua and Felicity were early Christian martyrs who died for their faith in the Roman province of Africa in 203 AD. Perpetua was a young noblewoman, while Felicity was her pregnant slave. They were both catechumens, meaning they were being prepared for baptism, at the time of their arrest.

Despite the pleas of their families, Perpetua and Felicity refused to renounce their faith and were sentenced to death in the arena. Perpetua was mauled by a wild cow and then killed by a sword, while Felicity gave birth in prison and was then killed with Perpetua. Their courage and faith in the face of martyrdom has made them important figures in the early Church, and their story continues to inspire Christians today.

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