Felicitas of Padua

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Saint Felicitas of Padua
Died Ninth century
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast March 26
The Basilica of Saint Justina, Padua, where Saint Felicitas' relics now reside. Abbazia di Santa Giustina.jpg
The Basilica of Saint Justina, Padua, where Saint Felicitas' relics now reside.

Felicitas of Padua is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. She lived in the ninth century, and was a nun in Padua, probably at the convent of Saints Cosmas and Damian. [1] Her relics are now in the Basilica of Saint Justina, Padua. [2]

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References

  1. Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson and Stephen Bunson, Our Sunday Visitor's encyclopedia of saints (ISBN   978-1931709750), p. 315.
  2. March 26