Feast day: March 7
Saint Paul urged the Philippians not to worry over the things that make us anxious but rather to rejoice and let God’s peace fill us. Two early Christian women, Perpetua and her slave Felicity, are the ultimate examples of that attitude.
Even though Perpetua had recently given birth and Felicity was pregnant, they went to prison rather than say they weren't Christians. Perpetua’s father begged them to lie rather than go through such suffering as they did. Eventually, they were beheaded at the public games. They went to the amphitheater joyfully, knowing they were on their way to Heaven. (From Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens)
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