St. Eulogius of Cordova: "They can’t injure your souls!"

Today Holy Mother Church has celebrated the feast day of St. Eulogius of Cordova. Interestingly, this saint, who was elected archbishop of Toledo sometime in the 850s, never set foot in his diocese.

I don’t know why.

Anyhow, he was martyred for defending a convert from Islam who was condemned to death for converting to Christianity.

Eulogius spent much of his life bolstering the spirits of Christians in a time when they were persecuted and imprisoned with great frequency. He wrote Exhortation to Martyrdom, in which he wrote to two women imprisoned with him:

“They threaten to sell you as slaves and dishonor you, but be assured that they cannot injure the puritry of your souls, whatever infamy they may inflict on you.”

There are people, folks, out to get us Christians. But they won’t injure our souls!

One thought on “St. Eulogius of Cordova: "They can’t injure your souls!"

  1. We were just talking about how catholics tend to be so easily made fun of a persecuted at the holy hour I went to last night at St. Paul's. It was a very interesting discussion. You should come to it sometime.

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