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Sunday, 23 November 2014

23rd November, St Felicitas, Martyr

St Felicitas, Martyr

St Felicitas, the mother of seven martyred sons, was beheaded after them for the faith of Christ, in Rome, by order of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus, AD 150.

Her seven sons have their feast day on 10th July.

Me exspectaverunt peccatores, ut perderent me: testimonia mea, Domine, intellexi: omnis consummationis vidi finem: latum mandatum tuum nimis. * Beati immaculati in via, qui ambulant in lege Domini.The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood Thy testimonies, O Lord: I have seen an end of all perfection: Thy commandment is exceeding broad. * Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the Law of the Lord.
(Psalm 118:95-96,1 from the Introit of Mass)

Praesta, quaesumus, omnípotens Deus: ut, beátae Felicitátis Martyris tuae sollémnia recenséntes, méritis ipsíus protegámur et précibus.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we may be protected by the merits and prayers of blessed Felicitas, Thy Martyr, whose feast we keep.

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