Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Did you know that two young African Christian women and three companions were thrown to wild animals and killed for their faith at Carthage in the year 203?

St. Perpetua, a new mother, and her pregnant maidservant, St. Felicity, were first arrested during the Roman persecution of Christians. Both women had to leave their families because they refused to worship Roman gods. St. Perpetua’s account of their harsh treatment in prison is considered one of the earliest and most dramatic documents of Christian martyrdom. Saint Felicity gave birth to a daughter just three days before she and Saint Perpetua were ultimately beheaded for their faith.

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, pray for us.