Saint for the Day - December 10 - St. Eulalia
St. Eulalia was a
native of Merida, in Spain. She was but twelve years
old when the bloody edicts of Diocletian were
issued. Eulalia presented herself before the cruel
judge Dacianus, and reproached him for attempting to
destroy souls by compelling them to renounce the
only true God. The governor commanded her to be
seized, and at first tried to win her over by
flattery, but failing in this, he had recourse to
threats, and caused the most dreadful instruments of
torture to be placed before her eyes, saying to her:
"All this you shall escape if you will but touch a
little salt and frankincense with the tip of your
finger." Provoked at these seducing flatteries, our
Saint threw down the idol, and trampled upon the
cake which was laid for the sacrifice.
At the judge's order, two executioners tore her
tender sides with iron hooks, so as to leave the
very bones bare. Next lighted torches were applied
to her breasts and sides; under which torment,
instead of groans, nothing was heard from her mouth
but thanksgivings. The fire at length catching her
hair, surrounded her head and face, and the Saint
was stifled by the smoke and flame.
Saint for the Day - St. Eulalia
Read about the Saint for today - December 10 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The apostles rejoiced "that they
were accounted worthy to suffer
reproach for the name of Jesus."
Do we bear our crosses with the
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