Saint Eulogius of Cordoba

detail from Martyrdom of Saint Leocricia and Saint Eulalia of Cordoba, by Josep Segrelles, plate for Historia de España, c.1910; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsMemorial

Profile

Son of a senatorial family from Cordoba, Spain. Well educated. Priest. Head of an ecclesiastical school. Worked to comfort and support Christian martyrs and their survivors during Islamic persecutions in Moorish occupied Spain. Arrested several times for his faith, he wrote Exhortation to Martyrdom while during one of his imprisonments. Appointed to succeed the Archbishop of Toledo, Spain, but was never consecrated. Imprisoned after he gave shelter to Saint Leocritia of Cordoba, he preached the Gospel in court, then in front of the king‘s counsel. Martyr.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Writings

  • Apologia
  • Exhortation to Martyrdom
  • Memorial of the Saints

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Eulogius of Cordoba“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 December 2014. Web. 21 December 2014. <>