Eulalia of Barcelona
Saint Eulalia of Barcelona
Tomb of Saint Eulalia in the crypt of Barcelona Cathedral
|Died||c. 303 (aged 12–13)|
|February 12 (August 22 in the Orthodox Church)|
Saint Eulalia (Aulaire, Aulazia, Olalla, Eulària) (c. 290–12 February 303), co-
Eulalia lived near the city of Barcelona. During the persecutions under Diocletian, governor Dacian arrived in the city intent on enforcing the decrees. Eulalia went to the city and confronted the governor, denouncing him for his persecution of Christians. Dacian had her stripped and beaten with rods. She was subsequently subjected to a variety of torture. Her wounds were burned with torches, but the flames blew back against her tormenters. She prayed that God would take her to heaven, and then died.
A dove is supposed to have flown forth from her mouth following her death. A sudden snowstorm then covered her body like a garment.
For refusing to recant her Christianity, the Romans subjected her to a number of