Saint Aurelius of Cordoba



Born to a wealthy Moorish father, Spanish mother, and orphaned as a child. Raised as a secret Christian by his aunt during the Moorish occupation of Spain and persecution of Christians. Married a half-Moorish woman who was born as Sabigotho, changed her name to Natalia when she converted to Christianity, and is a saint as well. Father of two children. Publicly proclaimed his faith after seeing a local merchant named John scourged to death for being a Christian. Both he and Natalia were martyred in the persecutions of Caliph Abderrahman II for openly practising their faith.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aurelius of Cordoba“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2017. Web. 30 November 2021. <>