St. Perpetua

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/07


Patron Of: Cattle, Martyrs

Also known as
    Vivia Perpetua

Memorial
    7 March

Profile
    Lay-woman born to a noble pagan family. Convert. Wife and mother. Martyred with her maid, friend, and fellow convert Saint Felicitas. In centuries past, their story was so popular that Saint Augustine of Hippo warned against giving it the weight of Scripture.

Died
    mauled by wild beasts and beheaded 7 March 203 at Carthage, North Africa

Patronage
    cattle
    martyrs
    Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Catalonia, Spain



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