Monday, 23 November 2020

felicitas of rome

Also anglicised as Felicity, interred on this day in 165 AD in the Maximus Cรฆmeterium parallel to the Via Salaria, running from the self-named gates to the Adriatic, the so-called salt road, as indicated by all Roman catacomb itineraries (find-a-grave) guides contemporary to her life and death, this patron saint of healing and resilience is venerated as the long-suffering mother of seven martyred sons in turn celebrated on 10 July, listed among the earliest Christians executed for their faith—as enumerated in a calendar called the Despositio Martyrum. Asking to be put to death with her children so she could urge them to keep their faith, Felicity is said to have died eight times.