English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Sunday, August 30, 2015

St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Pelagius, Arsenius, and Sylvanus, Martyrs in Spain, they were hermits who resided in the area around Burgos, in Old Castile, who were put to death by Muslim Moors. Feastday Aug 30



St. Pelagius of Cordova, Martyr in Cordoba, Spain. Also called Pelayo, he was a young boy of Asturias who was left by his uncle as a hostage to the Moors of Cordoba. As he remained un-ransomed for three years, the Cordoban ruler Emir Abd al-Rahman III offered to free him if he would but renounce his Christianity and become a Muslim. He refused, and the emir ordered him tortured. Pelagius died after six hours of agony. Rhoswitha of Gandersheim, a Benedictine poetess, composed a poem in his honor. Feastday Aug 30




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