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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08 works, Today, November 16th, is Saint Ephigenia of Ethiopia’s day, her story illustrated #319

Unknown artist
Santa Ifigênia

Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Conceição e de Santa Ifigênia, Brazil

Saint Ephigenia of Ethiopia or Iphigenia of Ethiopia, also called Iphigenia of Abyssinia, is a folk saint whose life is told in the Golden Legend as a virgin converted to Christianity and then consecrated to God by St. Matthew the Apostle, who was spreading the Gospel to the region of “Ethiopia.”…

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