Saint Euphrasius of Andújar

Also known as

  • Euphrasius of Illiturgi
  • Euphrasius of Illiturgis
  • Euphemia of….
  • Eufrasio of….
  • Apostle of Spain

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First century spiritual student of the Apostles. One of the first group of missionaries to Spain, ordained by Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Martyr.

Legend says that he once travelled from Spain to Rome, Italy in 30 minutes in order to help the Pope; he managed the quick trip by bribing a captive goblin with leftover food. He is also reputed to have brought a portrait of the Virgin Mary which had been painted by Saint Luke and given to him by Saint Peter.

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  • “Saint Euphrasius of Andújar“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 April 2014. Web. 20 August 2014. <>