St. Eulogius of Cordova

St. Eulogius of Cordova


Eulogius was born someday through the ninth century. There are information exhibiting that he was a priest through the 12 months 848. He was extremely revered among the many Christian communities of Catalonia and Navarre, Spain. Eulogius had 5 brothers, and all obtained a wonderful schooling, due to their noble beginning. His youngest brother, Joseph, had a place within the excessive court docket of Abd-er-Rahman II. Two different brothers, Isidore and Alvarus, have been retailers who had large-scale operations that reached so far as central Europe. He had two sisters, Niola and Anulona. Anulona was educated in a monastery and later turned a nun.

Eulogius studied within the monastery of St. Zoilus, whereas dwelling at house the place he may look after his mom. One grasp underneath whom Eulogius studied was Abbot Speraindeo, a well-known author of the time. One of his fellow college students was Alvarus Paulus. Alvarus married, and Eulogius went on to develop into a priest, ordained by Bishop Recared of Cordova. Alvarus later wrote about his buddy, Eulogius, stating that he was: “from his infancy dedicated to the Scriptures, and rising every day within the observe of advantage, he shortly reached perfection, surpassed in information all his contemporaries, and have become the teacher even of his masters. Mature in intelligence, although in physique a baby, he excelled all of them in science much more than they surpassed him in years. Fair in characteristic, trustworthy and honorable, he shone by his eloquence, and but extra by his works. What books escaped his avidity for studying? What works of Catholic writers, of heretics and gentiles, mainly philosophers? Poets, historians, uncommon writings, all types of books, particularly sacred hymns, within the composition of which he was a grasp, have been learn and digested by him; his humility was none the much less exceptional and he readily yielded to the judgment of others much less realized than himself.”

Eulogius gave us a transparent image of Spanish Christianity in his day. From his writings between 848 and 859, now we have essential particulars in regards to the religion and the martyrs through the Saracenic persecution.

Eulogius was elected Archbishop of Toledo and shortly thereafter was martyred for his religion by being beheaded.


As his buddy Alvarus said, Eulogius was certainly an excellent mind and devoted Christian. Even along with his noble background and schooling, his devotion to Christ saved him humble and he served his Lord in probably the most mighty method, not solely by dwelling the lifetime of a Christian however by laying down his life for his religion.


Saint Eulogius, pray for us, that we could also be ever conscious that each one our presents come from God, that we not be prideful, however prepared all the time to comply with His lead. Amen.

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picture: portray of Eulogius by Anton Hermann within the Church of the Holy Cross, Horb am Neckar / photograph by Andreas Praefcke / Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)