Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Eulalia of Barcelona Patron Saint against drought

Eulalia of Barcelona

Also known as
Auzalie of Barcelona; Eulalie of Barcelona; Occille of Barcelona; Olacie of Barcelona; Olaille of Barcelona; Olaire of Barcelona
Memorial
12 February
Profile
Sanctified virgin. Martyred at age 13 or 14 in the persecutions of Diocletian. Often confused with Saint Eulalia of Merida. Several villages in Guienne and Languedoc are named for her.
Born
c.290 in Spain
Died
martyred 12 February 304 at Barcelona, Spain; interred in the church of Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona; relics translated to the Barcelona cathedral on 23 November 874
Name Meaning
victory (gaelic); fair shout (greek)
Canonized
633
Patronage
Patron Saint against drought; Patron Saint of Barcelona, Spain; Patron Saint of cathedral of Barcelona; Patron Saint of boatmen; Patron Saint of mariners; Patron Saint of safe sailing; Patron Saint of safe seafaring; Patron Saint of sailors; Patron Saint of watermen
Representation
young woman with a palm and cross in her hand

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