Perpetua and Felicitas

In this program, recorded last year, hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright discuss the early Christian martyrs Perpetua and Felicitas.

The stories of the martyrdoms of these two women are exteremely important sources for our knowledge of the history of earliest Christianity.  The stories also maintian a remarkable ablity to move people, even after nearly two thousand years.

The feast day of Perpetual and Felicitas is March 7th.

Photo: “Study for Christian Martyrs Last Prayer by Jean Leon Gerome French 19th century OIl” by “mharrsch” from Flickr (Used under Creative Commons license)

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