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Saint Felicity

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Saint Felicity

Birth
Death 7 Mar
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Memorial ID 140279180 View Source
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Roman Catholic Saint. Not much is known about Felicity’s life except that she was a slave who, along with Saint Perpetua and two others, was a catechumen (Christians being instructed in the faith but not yet baptized) at the time of her arrest. All five were baptized afterwards. Felicity was also eight months pregnant. She was afraid that she would not give birth before the day of their execution, because it was against the law to execute pregnant women. However, two days before the execution, she went into labor and gave birth to a healthy baby girl, who was secretly taken away and raised by one of the Christian women of Carthage. While she was in labor, the guards were insulting her, but she told them: “Now I'm the one who is suffering, but in the arena Another will be in me suffering for me because I will be suffering for Him.” On March 7, 203, Perpetua and Felicity were stripped of their clothes and thrown into the arena to be scourged by a wild heifer. They were put to death by their throats being cut. Their feast day is March 7.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Red Queen
  • Added: 20 Dec 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 140279180
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/140279180/felicity : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Felicity (unknown–7 Mar), Find a Grave Memorial ID 140279180, citing Basilique Majorum, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .