Saint of the week: Saint Perpetua and Felicity
Saints Perpetua and Felicity were Christian martyrs. They lived in Africa during the early persecution of the Church. Vivia Perpetua became a Christian in her early twenties, despite the possibility of imprisonment and death because of her beliefs.She was known for her gift of the Lord’s speech. She was arrested and separated from her family and newborn baby. Felicity was arrested at the same time and was eight months pregnant. She went into labor and gave birth to a healthy girl. During her labor, the guards made fun of her suffering and pain. Perpetua and Felicity stood side by side and were killed by sword in front of a large jeering crowd. Just before her death, Perpetua called out to other Christians saying, “Stand fast in the faith, and love one another. Do not let our sufferings be a stumbling block to you.” SaintsPerpetua and Felicity are the patron saints of mothers, expectant mothers, ranchers and butchers. Their feast day is celebrated on March 7.
Tip of the week:
Tired of always studying in the same place? Try picking a few different spots and rotating throughout the day. This way you get some exercise and a change of scenery!