Feast Day of Perpetua and Felicitas Date in the current year: March 7, 2016

Feast Day of Perpetua and Felicitas March 7 is the feast day of Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian saints and martyrs, who died in 203. These women are honored in the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran Churches and Anglican Communion.

The dates when Perpetua and Felicitas were born are unknown, but it's believed that these women died in Carthage, Roman province of Africa, on March 7, 203. Saint Perpetua was a married noble woman in the age of 22, when she died. She had an infant child, that she was nursing. Saint Felicitas (or Felicity), was Perpetua's slave. At the moment of death Felicitas was pregnant. Both women were first imprisoned, and then put to death.

The Passion of St. Perpetua, St. Felicitas, and their Companions is one of the oldest and notable Christian text. The text survived in Latin and Greek and it's a real prison diary of a young woman and her slave. It's believed, that The Passion is an authentic text, but it might have been edited by others.

Saints Perpetua and Felicitas are the patronesses of all mothers and expectant mothers. They are also patronesses of the cities of Carthage (Tunisia) and Catalonia (Spain).

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