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Perpetua

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(d. 203),

African martyr. The Passion of St Perpetua and St Felicity tells how Perpetua and her slave, with other African catechumens, were imprisoned and, after their Baptism, condemned to execution in the arena at Carthage. It is a contemporary document. Feast day, formerly 6 Mar., since 1969, 7 Mar.

Subjects: Christianity.


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