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St. Aurea, Martyr, of Cordova

Commemorated on July 19

clip_image001St. Aurea was born in Cordova, Spain, in the ninth century to Muslim parents. She was also the sister of Ss. Aldolphus and John, who were martyred at Cordova.

Aurea became a Christian after her husband died, and took the veil at a monastery in Cuteclara, Spain, where she remained for more than twenty years.

She was ultimately denounced as a Christian by her parents, and received a martyr’s crown by beheading in 856.

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