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Perpetua and Felicity, patrons of martyrs, executed for the crime of being Christian. Persecution over religious beliefs has never gone away. It has been said that in the 2000 year history of Christianity, far and away the majority of the martyrs have died within the last 100 years.
Nor is religious persecution limited to Christians. Ann Frank died at the age of fifteen in a Nazi Concentration camp in World War II because she was Jewish. Her words on maintaining faith in a world gone mad, could have been written today.
“It’s twice as hard for us young ones to hold our ground, and maintain our opinions, in a time when all ideals are being shattered and destroyed, when people are showing their worst side, and do not know whether to believe in truth and right and God.” -Ann Frank
Perpetua and Felicity, pray for us.