Friday, November 14, 2008

The story of Perpetua

The story of Perpetua is one of the best known accounts of early Christian martyrology. Perpetua was a 22-year old married aristocrat nursing mother who was arrested together with her slave, Felicity and four others in Carthage in about 203 AD. The "Passion of St. Perpetua, St. Felicitas, and their Companions" is said to be an actual account of their imprisonment and eventual martyrdom. It recounts the sufferings and temptations Perpetua faced to renounce her faith, worsened by her concern for her infant son and the pleas of her pagan father.

On my way to work today, I listened to an audio version of this story by a group out of Alberta called Northern Rain Studio. Thinking that perhaps we might want to make this available to our supporters, I was delighted to find that it is possible to download this entire 32 radio drama online for free.

Click here to listen to a sample scene or click here to download the complete 32 minute program. This is something the whole family could enjoy!


Jess said...

I recently posted a bit of Perpetua's story on my blog, as I found her to be a powerful testimony!

Thanks for this info, it will be great to hear more about her!

Glenn Penner said...

We are hoping to soon have a novel on her life available for people to order through our newsletter or online on our main website Keep your eye out for it