God’s faithfulness

In the third century, Felicity and Perpetua were imprisoned in Carthage because of their faith.

While there, Perpetua kept a diary. It is one of only a few extant works written by martyrs in the early church who were women.

The account conveys Perpetua’s deep trust that the Spirit had not abandoned her and Felicity, but offered strength in the face of hardship and death.

The story is part of the long Christian narrative about our God — always present with us in all circumstances. Pray today with Felicity and Perpetua, reflecting on God’s faithfulness in your life.

From the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown Archives, Sister Therese Ann Rich, Author