In A.D. 878, her remains were transferred to what is now the Cathedral; the Cathedral’s official name is the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Santa Eulàlia. Read another story from us: Through a series of mistranslated texts, the Christian Church unwittingly accepted the Buddha as a Christian saint in the Middle Ages. He is also the Patron saint of Armenia. The panels on the alabaster sarcophagus of Saint Eulalia recalls her tortures and martyrdom (Photograph: Patrick Comerford, 2016) Saint Eulalia (Aulaire, Aulazia, Olalla, Eulària) – her name means “well spoken” – was born ca 290. St. Clement is also credited as the author of an Epistle to the Corinthians written c. 96AD in the name of the Church of Rome. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Often identified as the Apostle Nathanael, St. Bartholomew was one of the 12 Apostles that followed Jesus. Eulalia spoke out against the religious decree regardless, and was arrested. It is regarded as one of the earliest signs of the authority and power expressed by the Church of Rome. Saint Catherine is celebrated as one of the great martyrs of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and she is venerated as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers in the Catholic Church. Tradition states that, after her death, a white dove emerged from her mouth or neck and ascended to heaven. Bobola was captured in the village of Janów (present day Ivanava, Belarus) by the Cossack troops of Bohdan Chmielnicki. In doing this, he caught the eye of Emperor Trajan, who exiled him to Crimea. Join 1000s of subscribers and receive the best Vintage News in your mailbox for FREE, Police arrest a 72-year-old “suburban grandfather” suspected of being the Golden State Killer, “I’m not dead yet”: some Buddhist monks followed self-mummification, Project Azorian: Howard Hughes’ secret mission, 1960s U.S. satellite that started transmitting again in 2013, The “Walk of Shame” in Game of Thrones historical inspiration, The only unsolved skyjacking case in U.S. history might have a break, Kurt Gödel became too paranoid to eat and died of starvation, “Little Ease”: One of the most feared torture devices in the Tower of London, The humble English girl who became Cora Pearl, Walt Disney softened the original Snow White story. Jessop, Tara.

A wooden statue of Saint Symphorosa. It is said that he was first skinned alive and then crucified upside down and left to die in excruciating pain. The edicts rescinded Christians’ legal rights and demanded that they comply with traditional religious practices. As a punishment for this, Astyages, Polymius’ brother, ordered Bartholomew’s execution. The Martyrdom of St Clement by Bernardino Fungai. Enter your email address to follow Carrers BCN and receive notifications of new posts by email. St. Lawrence is also regarded as the patron saint of cooks.

After scalping him, they began to slowly cut pieces from his body and eat his flesh in front of his own eyes. When Eulàlia breathed her last breath, her soul left her mouth in the shape of a white dove, which flew up to the heavens. In A.D. 633, Eulàlia was canonized and named patron saint of Barcelona. His execution was terrible. The legend says that while she was dragged naked through the streets, her hair miraculously grew and covered her body. First, he was tied to a tree and “scourged.” Scourging was a torture technique that involved whipping a person with a whip that has bones or metal pieces attached to its end which leave deep wounds on the body.
Andrew Bobola became a martyr after he was captured and executed during the Cossack-Polish War in 1657.

Like Saint Ignatius, Phocas was spreading Christianity during the reign of Trajan. Because of this resemblance, we cannot know for certain if this is the way he was really killed. Later, they put a thorn crown on his head, took out one of his eyes and slowly burned his body with torches. Eventually, he was discovered, arrested, and dragged through the streets. After Christ had been resurrected, Bartholomew went to preach in India and Armenia. She was captured during the prosecution of Christians ordered by the Emperor.
This makes each a co-patroness. According to Christian tradition, she lived sometime in the seventh century. Tired of his constant prayers, they cut out his tongue and then executed him by crushing his skull. A tale of faith between Christianity and Paganism. Change ). Our Barcelona tiles made with recycled coffee and ecological materials are available for purchase! Here is a list of some of the saints who were tortured and executed in the most terrible ways. How many places do you know of that can claim that? One of which is her festival that takes place over a four or five-day period around February 12, the day she died. Since Barcelona is getting ready to celebrate its Festes de Santa Eulàlia this weekend, we want to focus on her story. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture and execution. St. Eulalia of Merida, Virgin and Martyr (Feast day - December 10) Eulalia of Merida was born in Spain in the last decade of the third century. The legend says that Emperor Valerian captured him and gave him only two days to reveal all the treasures owned by the church. The crucification took place at one of three possible locations around the city: at Pla de la Boqueria, Plaça d’Àngel or Plaça del Pedró; the most popular version points to the Pla de la Boqueria as the most likely place. According to the legends, in Crimea, he performed miracles and was able to convert several thousand people to the Christian faith. Ignatius mentions his arrest and the way he was treated in one passage from his writings: “From Syria even to Rome I fight with wild beasts, by land and sea, by night and by day, being bound amidst ten leopards, even a company of soldiers, who only grow worse when they are kindly treated.” When Ignatius was brought to Rome, Emperor Trajan ordered that lions should eat him at the Coliseum. From that very time, white geese became the symbol of the martyr Eulalia of Barcelona. Next, they made her stand in a burning fire and then burned her breasts. Unfortunately, Eulàlia’s freedom didn’t last long. Eulàlia’s body was covered in a beautiful coat of white snowflakes and no longer exposed. Saint John de Brebeuf is one of the more recent additions to the long list of Christian saints, he was martyred on March 16, 1649, and beatified in 1925. What little else is known of her to date is based mostly on legend. According to the story, while his torturers tormented him, Saint Andrew Bobola didn’t stop praying for their souls. The miracles didn’t stop.

Saint Ignatius probably got on the list for execution because of his public preaching. February 5, 2013. Eulalia of Mérida (Augusta Emerita in 292 - Augusta Emerita 10 December, 304) was a young Roman Christian martyred in Augusta Emerita, the capital of Lusitania (modern Mérida, Spain), during the Persecution of Christians under Diocletian.Other views place her death at the time of Trajan Decius (AD 249-51). There is little information about Victor’s life. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture and execution. To place an order, contact us at: SANT MEDIR: SAINT OF SWEETS | Carrers BCN, SANTA EULÀLIA FESTIVAL 2020: PERFECT CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW BARCELONA – Carrers BCN. Thus, it began to snow. His executioners then threw him into boiling water where he succumbed and died. The Santa Eulàlia Festival is packed full of Catalan traditions and events. One of the most infamous tortures came next. After she refused to come back to Ireland with him, Damon took his sword and cut her head off. With so many different ways to experience Catalan culture at its finest, don’t miss out on an opportunity to celebrate Barcelona’s beloved patroness! According to some records, he was a Roman Praetorian guard. In Christianity, Saint Phocas is celebrated as the defender against fires and as the helper of people that are drowning.

... was a 13-year-old girl from Barcelona who lived during the reign of Diocletian. Although this method of execution is mentioned in many cases from ancient times, it hasn’t been proved whether it was really used on anybody. The letter was written as an attempt by the Church of Rome to deal with the issues of the Church of Corinth. The story of Santa Eulalia, patron saint of Barcelona. The Romans hoped that Lawrence would publicly reveal the names of the wealthy Christians in Rome. What’s more, there isn’t just one but two: Mare de Déu de la Mercè and Santa Eulàlia. Hippolytus was appalled by the way Saint Lawrence was executed and decided to accept the Christian faith as a way to redeem himself. Many of the most famous patron saints happen to be men. When Eulalia still refused to denounce her faith, she was beheaded. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. As a punishment for his sacrilege, Maximilian ordered his men to cut off the foot that destroyed the altar. Many of the most famous patron saints happen to be men. They stripped her naked, put her inside of a barrel full of broken glass, nails and sharp rocks, and rolled her down a downhill street: the Baixada de Santa Eulàlia. Trajan declared a law that said that Christians should be executed if somebody formally reports them, but that they were not to be hunted down and punished for no reason. According to the legend, he was arrested and sentenced to be torn apart by wild horses. Accessed: February 12, 2019. When you enter the Cathedral today, you can visit her crypt. He was born in the third century in Mauretania, and he was raised as a Christian. “Patron Saints Day, Santa Eulalia.” Ibiza Spotlight. There, Jesus performed a miracle, turning water into wine. There are several different accounts of his death. The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is home to exactly thirteen white geese who pay homage to the thirteen tortures Eulalia endured. 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith. In A.D. 633, Eulàlia was canonized and named patron saint of Barcelona. St. Lawrence is often depicted with a gridiron in his hand, as a symbol of the brutal way he was executed. As an archivist, he was in possession of some valuable information such as the names of church members and the locations of the hidden treasures that the church owned. After they had finished eating him, they poured boiling water over him and finished him off with red-hot hatchets. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Unfortunately, the closest woman to what he sought was his own daughter.

St. Clement was the third successor of St. Peter in Rome, holding the title of pope from 88AD to his death in 99AD.