† Holy Martyr Eulalia of
She was born of Christian parents in
, and dedicated herself to a life of holiness, taking Christ as her bridegroom. Barcelona
When the persecutor Dacian came to
, Eulalia secretly left her parents' house by night and came before Dacian, denouncing him in front of many witnesses as a murderer of the innocent, and publicly confessing her faith in Christ. Barcelona
The wicked Dacian had her stripped and beaten, then tied to a tree in the form of a cross, and ordered that her flesh be burned with torches. When her torturer mockingly asked 'Where is your Christ to save you?' she answered 'He is here with me; you cannot see Him because of your impurity.'
When the holy Eulalia died at last under torture, the people saw a white dove fly from her mouth. An unseasonable snowstorm then covered her naked body like a white garment.
Sources: Ancient Faith Radio