Perpetua’s father, a wealthy pagan, pleaded with her to offer sacrifice to the pagan gods so she could be free, but she refused. She said, ‘“Father do you see this water jar, or whatever it is, standing here? Could one call it by any other name than what it is?  Well, in the same way I cannot be called by any other name than what I am—a Christian.”

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, you loved your infants and you loved your God. By embracing martyrdom for your faith, you gave the greatest witness possible to your children. Please pray for me, that I will never shy away from living my faith openly in a hostile world and that I will be a holy witness of God’s most pure love to all. Saints Perpetua and Felicity, pray for me. (My Catholic Life)