[Church of Notre Dame of Vierzon, France, Source: Wikimedia Commons]
[Photographed by Nick Thompson, source: Flickr]
**It’s also the only surviving autobiographical text from antiquity that was written by a woman.
***In 1908 the date was brought forward to 6 March so that they would have a feast day separate from that of Thomas Aquinas. The 1969 reform of the Calendar of Saints returned their feast to the 7th and moved Aquinas to 28 January.
The Passion of Perpetua (translated by W.H. Shewring) - Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Kleinberg, Aviad. Flesh Made Word: Saints' Stories and the Western Imagination. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2008.
Perpetua and Felicity - Wikipedia
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity - Catholic Online
Perpetua and Felicity and their Companions - Concordia and Koinonia