New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Felicitas

the painting 'The Martyrdom of Saint Felicity and Her Seven Sons'; Francesco Coghetti, 19th century; parish church in Ranica, Bergamo, Italy; photographed on 15 December 2007 by Ago76; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Martyr (2nd century), died Rome. She was a holy Roman widow martyred during the reign of Emperor Antoninus, with seven sons (Januarius, Felix, Philip Pius, Silvanus, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martialis), because of their defense of Christianity. Saint Felicitas was buried with Saint Silvanus in the cemetery of Maximus on the Salarian Way. Patroness of women who wish to obtain children. Emblems: palm, sword, seven children grouped behind their mother. Relics in Capuchin church at Montefiascone, Tuscany. Feast, Roman Calendar, 23 November.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Felicitas”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 16 October 2018. <>