Saint Argentea of Cordoba

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Daughter of Omar ben Hafsun, Christian leader of anti-Ummayad forces in southern Iberia during the Moorish occupation. Following her mother‘s death, she devoted herself to prayer and a desire for religious life. She fled the Muslim forces to a monastery in Cordoba where she was caught, kept prisoner, and finally executed. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Argentea of Cordoba“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2015. Web. 8 December 2016. <>