Saint Felicity of Rome

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 CommonsAlso known as

  • Felicitas



Rich, noble widow. Mother of seven sons, all of whom were martyred

Felicity was devoted to charity and caring for the poor. She was arrested for her faith and ordered to worship pagan gods; she refused. Her sons were arrested and given the same order; they refused. After a series of appeals, all of which were turned down, they were all ordered executed by emperor Antoninus. Felicity was forced to watch as her children were murdered one by one; after each one she was given the chance to denouce her faith. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Felicity of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2021. Web. 30 November 2021. <>