Saturday, second week of Lent (Sts. Perpetua & Felicity)
Blessed Sts. Perpetua & Felicity’s Day!
You can find their story here.
The souls of the saints are rejoicing in Heaven,
the Saints who followed the footsteps of Christ,
and since for love of Him they shed their blood,
they now exult with Christ for ever.
O God, at the urging of whose love
the Martyrs Saints Perpetua and Felicity
defied their persecutors and overcame the torment of death,
grant, we ask, by their prayers, that we may ever grow in Your love.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Romans 8:31-39 (we conquer overwhelmingly through Him who loves us)
Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8 “Our help is in the Name of the Lord”
+Matthew 10:34-39 (those closest to us will oppose us because of Jesus)
I can expect
the ones I love
to be among
that are pulling me
They may accuse,
deprive me of my home,
even kill me,
in their desperate attempt
to have their way.
But I’m victorious
as long as I adhere
and suffer everything
The martyrs know
that this is so.
For neither death
nor human love,
They stayed the course.
Who takes top priority in my life?
Do I allow those I love on earth to separate me from the love of Christ?