Monday, March 13, 2017

Saint March 13 : St. Roderic and St. Salomon : Martyrs in #Spain - #España

Sts. Roderic and Salomon
MARTYRS OF SPAIN
Feast: March 13



Born:
9th century southern Spain
Died:
857

Roderic, also called Rudericus and Rodrigo, was a priest at Cabra who was assaulted by his two brothers, one a Muslim and the other a lapsed Catholic. He was denounced by the Muslim brother and imprisoned for falling away from the Islamic faith. Roderic proclaimed that he had always been a Christian but was charged with apostasy. In prison, he met Salomon, a man under the same charge. They were beheaded at Cordoba after a long period of imprisonment.

(Taken from Catholic Encyclopedia

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