To live is Christ and to die is gain, but it is more than life that the martyrs count as loss. God grant us and all Christian mothers the faithfulness of his saints Perpetua and Felicity.
All praise for Saint Felicity, whose pains the crowd distressed
Who trusted her sweet infant to her true Mother's breast
All praise for Saint Perpetua, who arrogated not
Her precious child, but clung to Christ and won the life He bought.