Sunday, 7 March 2021

St Perpetua – a martyr


 

St Perpetua, unusually for a female saint was not a virgin.  She was a young mother (22).  She was arrested as part of a crackdown on recent converts.  She wrote an account of her experiences.

 

She was allowed to send her baby home before being killed – first wounded by a young cow and then killed by a sword.


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