The story of Saints Perpetua and Felicity


Sts. Perpetua and Felicity were two martyrs from the early Church who died in A.D. 203 in Carthage, today known as Tunis, Tunisia. Together with other companions, they were imprisoned for their Christian faith when the governor of Carthage enforced an edict by the Roman emperor forbidding conversion to Christianity or Judaism. Sts. Perpetua and Felicity are best known for their joy and calm amid terror and horrendous suffering. They are the patron saints of mothers, expectant mothers, ranchers and butchers. Their feast day is celebrated on March 7.