“We were in the hands of our persecutors, when my father, out of the affection he bore me, made new efforts to shake my resolution. I said to him: ‘Can that vessel, which you see, change its name?’ He said: ‘No.’ I replied: ‘Nor can I call myself any other than I am, that is to say, a Christian.’” (St. Perpetua, Martyr; The Lives or the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints by the Rev. Alban Butler, Volume I, 1864 edition, published by D. & J. Sadlier, & Company)
March 7 is the Optional Memorial for Saints Perpetua ( – A.D. 203) and Felicity ( – A.D. 203), Martyrs
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