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Saints Perpetua and Felicity: There is Neither Slave, Nor Free in Christ

When we view the Church’s history, we see many notable pairings: Saints Peter and Paul, Timothy and Titus, Cosmas and Damian – as well as the memorial of Saints Perpetua and Felicity (March 7). All of these saints are linked for a reason – either in life or through death (as in the case of martyrs) or both. Perpetua and Felicity have an unexpected connection – which could easily be viewed as an essential incongruity.  Perpetua was a woman of noble birth and Felicity was her slave. Though the two women were from very different …

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