St. Felicity of Rome was a wealthy Christian widow dedicated to helping the poor. Around 165 she was arrested for her faith, along with her seven sons and all were ordered to sacrifice to the pagan gods. They all refused; they appealed their case in the Roman court, but when they remained steadfast in their refusal to sacrifice to the gods, the Emperor Antoninus ordered them all executed. Felicity was forced to watch as each of her sons was killed. She is invoked against the death of children, against sterility, and to have male children. Her feast day is November 23.