Mar 07, About Today for Thursday of the 3rd week of Lent

March 7

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs

Optional Memorial

Saint Perpetua, born in 181 AD, was a martyr in the 3rd century. With her companion and slave, Felicity, they professed their Christian faith despite a royal decree persecuting such an act. Both women were young mothers who were stripped of their newborns and imprisoned at Cathage, a city in the Roman province of Africa. These women, as well as 3 other catechumens, stayed loyal to the faith despite deplorable prison conditions and earnest pleas from family members. Ultimately, they were scourged, put to the sword and maimed by wild beasts.*

Written by Sarah Ciotti
*Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “Sts. Perpetua and Felicity.”
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