St. Felicity (2nd century)
Felicity was a rich, noble Roman widow. When she refused to worship pagan gods, her seven sons were arrested and given the same order. They refused as well. Felicity was then forced to watch as her children were executed one by one. After each one was killed, she was given the chance to reject her faith and save the remaining sons and herself, but she refused, and was beheaded.

Reflections from the Saints

Nothing but self-will can separate us from God.
– St. Alphonsus Liguori