Thursday is the feast of St.s Perpetua and Felicity.
Many have heard their names. They're early saints mentioned in Eucharistic Prayer #1 (the Roman Canon).
But often we don't know much more than that, which is a pity.
They have a dramatic story, which St. Perpetua recorded herself in the days before her martyrdom. It also records the visions she received during this time.
Here are 10 things you need to know.
1. Who was St. Perpetua?
She was a young Christian woman and martyr, who died just after the year 200 in North Africa. When she was still a catechumen, she and several acquaintances were taken into custody.
According to the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity: