05 works, Today, November 23rd, is Felicitas of Rome’s day, her story, illustrated #326

Neri di Bicci, (1419–1491)
Enthroned Saint Felicita and her seven children, c. 1464

Santa Felicita Church, Florence

Felicitas of Rome (c. 101–165), also anglicized as Felicity, is a saint numbered among the Christian martyrs.

Saint Felicitas is said to have been a rich and pious Christian widow who had seven sons. She devoted herself to charitable work and converted many to the Christian faith by her example. This aroused the wrath of pagan priests who lodged a complaint against her with Emperor Marcus Aurelius…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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