Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Along with Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, and Anastasia, Saints Perpetua and Felicity are women saints mentioned during the Eucharistic prayer in the Roman Canon. Both Perpetua and Felicity were catechumens when they were arrested for their faith - Perpetua with a nursing baby, and Felicity about to give birth. Shortly after Felicity gave birth to her daughter, Perpetua and Felicity were beheaded in the public amphitheater. Their children were raised by other Christians in Carthage.

Lifetime: 182 to 203
Region: Carthage (modern Tunisia)
Patronages: Mothers; Ranchers; Butchers
Iconograpy: Two close women; Wearing red and/or white
Feast Day: March 7 (Western); February 1 (Eastern)

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