Eulogius of Cordova

Eulogius Of Cordova was in 859 elected archbishop of Toledo, but, by the opposition of the Moors, he, was not permitted to enter upon the duties of his office. He was a learned and brave defender of Christianity against Mohammedanism, and sealed his love for the cause by his own blood, being beheaded by the Moors, March 11, 859, for the assistance which he had rendered a young girl who had been converted and by him baptized in the Christian faith. His writings are: Memoriale Sanctorum sive libri in de Martyribus Cordubensibus, a work in which the glory of the Spanish martyrs of his times is recorded: — Exhortatio ad martyrium sire docunentum martyriale

ad Floras et Miariam virgines confessores: Apologeticus pro martyribus adversus calumniatores, in which he denies the assertion that the Christians desired martyrdom. He also wrote letters to the bishop Wilifindus of Pampeluna, his friend Alvarus, and others. His remains are to be found in Schott, Hispania Illustrata, volume 4; in the Bibliotheca Patrum, 15:242; also in Migne, Patrol. Lat. tom. 115. A biography of Eulogius, written by his friend Alvarus, is also in Migne, t. 115. — Ceillier, Hist. des Aut. Sac. et Eccl. 19:64; Wetzer u. Welte, Kirchen-Lex. 3:754, 755; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genesis 16:719; Herzog, Real-Encyklop. 4:220; Fabricius, Bibliotheca Graeca, 4:257; Clarke, Sacred Literature, volume 2.

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