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Saint Eulogius of Cordoba

About Saint Eulogius of Cordoba

Saint Eulogius of Cordoba was a renowned scholar and priest in the 9th century during the Moorish rule in Spain. He is celebrated as a martyr and a steadfast champion of the Christian faith against oppressive regimes.

Feast Day

March 11

Birth Place

Cordoba, Spain




March 11, 859
Saint Eulogius of Cordoba

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Early Life and Education


Early Life and Education

Eulogius was born in Cordoba, Spain, in the mid-8th century, at a time when the city was under the control of Muslim rulers. From a wealthy family, Eulogius was able to receive an excellent education, studying both Christian and secular sciences.


Ecclesiastical Career

As a priest, Eulogius provided spiritual guidance to the Christian community in Cordoba, which was under severe religious restrictions by the Muslim rulers. He was noted for his erudition, piety, and unyielding adherence to Christian faith and doctrines.

Eulogius was particularly known for his support of the Christian Martyrs of Cordoba, a group of Christians who publicly denounced Islam and were consequently executed for blasphemy. Eulogius documented their lives and martyrdom in his writings, providing an invaluable record of Christian life and persecution under the Moorish rule.

Ecclesiastical Career

Later Life and Canonization


Later Life and Canonization

In 859 AD, Eulogius was elected to succeed the previous bishop of Toledo. However, he was arrested before he could be consecrated, charged with helping a young Christian convert from Islam, Leocritia, to escape from her family. Eulogius refused to renounce his faith or his actions and was executed on March 11, 859, becoming a martyr of the faith.



Saint Eulogius of Cordoba is revered as a martyr and a beacon of faith under persecution. His writings not only bear witness to the courage and devotion of Christian martyrs but also serve as spiritual encouragement for Christians living under oppressive regimes.

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Where are the relics of Saint Eulogius of Cordoba

The relics of Saint Eulogius of Cordoba are not widely known. However, it is known that after his execution, Eulogius was venerated as a martyr, and churches in the region would have likely kept and venerated his relics. Some historical sources suggest that relics associated with the martyrs of Córdoba, which would include Saint Eulogius, might be housed in local churches or cathedrals in Spain. Still, specific details or current locations are not widely available. For precise information, one might need to consult specific religious archives or institutions in Spain that might have more detailed records on the matter.

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