Basic Information
Name

Felicity of Carthage

Feast Day

March 7

Short Bio

Felicity was a young, pregnant slave imprisoned during the reign of Severus. Along with Perpetua and several companions, she was sentenced to the arena for refusing to recant her Christian faith. Apart from the darkness and stench of the prisons, she suffered from an additional agony; pregnant women were prohbited from execution under Roman law. As much as she loved her child, she feared that she would be left behind and be martyred alone, without her companions. On the eve of death, she went into early labor, and the child was sent into safekeeping with a Christian matron. She survived the goring of a maddened cow in the arena, and was finally sent to Christ by a gladiator.

Died

203 AD

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Personal
Born in

Carthage, North Africa

Lived in

Carthage, North Africa

Gender

Women

Form of Passing

Martyr

Roles

Martyr

Century

3rd Century

Vocation

Marriage

Canonization Status
Canonization

Pre-Congregation Canonization

Credits
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