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Perpetua and Felicitas

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Sts. '''Perpetua and Felicitas''' were [[Martyr|martyred]] in Carthage, North Africa, on [[March 7]], 203 A.D. (or 202A.D.), together with three companions, Revocatus, Saturus, and Saturninus. Their martyrdom took place during the rule of Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), who issued an imperial decree forbidding all imperial subjects under severe penalties to become Christians. Vibia Perpetua was a young married lady of noble birth, and Felicitas was her pregnant slave. The ''Acta SS. Perpetuæ et Felicitatis'' is perhaps the most beautiful and famous of all extant (non-official) Acts of the Martyrs. It includes the autograph notes of Perpetua and Saturus, and an eye-witness's account of the martyrdom, which took place in Carthage's amphitheatre.
{{stub}} ==Sources and external linksfurther details==
* [ The prison diary of St. Perpetua] ([[Tertullian]] refers to the ''Acts of Perpetua'' in his treatise on the soul--''De anima'' ch. 55)
* [ Early Christian Writings]: ''Acts of Perpetua''
* [ #B The ''Catholic EncyclopediaPassio Perpetuae'']: Sts. Felicitas and Perpetua
* [ Medieval Sourcebook:] ''The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity''
* [ Henry Wace, ''A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D.'' 1911]
* [ ''Catholic Encyclopedia'']: Sts. Felicitas and Perpetua
* [ St. Perpetua and ''Acts of Perpetua'' in Wikipedia]
* [ Listen to a BBC dramatisation of the martyrdom of Perpetua (RealAudio)]
*[ Great Synaxarion]: The Holy Martyr Perpetua and those with her (Greek)
[[Category:3rd-century saints]]
[[pt:Perpétua de Cartago]]

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