The Church Our Story

Unit 4: Martyrdom of Perpetua


Martyrdom of Perpetua

Film Focus Point: This brief documentary describes the martyrdom of St. Perpetua.

Text Focus Point: Page 155

Discussion Questions

  1. Besides her eventual execution, what are other ways Perpetua suffered for her faith?

  2. What reassurances did Perpetua receive in her dream?

  3. Why did Perpetua’s martyrdom stun the crowd?

  4. Explain the meaning of this classic reflection: “If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"

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