The Passio of Perpetua and Felicity

Posted March 7, 2018 1:05 pm by John Paul Meenan, Editor

The Passio of Perpetua and Felicity

It would be remiss of me not to mention today also as the memorial of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, the account of whose martyrdom in 203, under the reign of Setpimius Severus is one of the most vivid and authentic, penned in the first person by none other than Perpetua herself.
Both Perpetua (a noblewoman) and Felicity (a slave) were mothers, who refused to renounce their faith, and went to their death by the wild beasts and the sword, along with a number of others, a sacrifice that beggars the imagination. Perpetua gave her child up to be raised by relatives,

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