Book of Saints – Eulalia of Merida


EULALIA of MERIDA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (December 10) (4th century) The Patron Saint of Merida and Oviedo in Spain, in which latter city her relics are venerated. Like Saint Eulalia of Barcelona, she was a Christian maiden put to death for the Faith in the persecution under Diocletian A.D. 304. After undergoing many tortures she perished at the stake. At the moment of her death a white dove was seen issuing from her mouth, and over her ashes, cast into a field, the Heavens forthwith spread a pall of snow. The modern theory that she is one and the same with her namesake and contemporary of Barcelona is unconvincing.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Eulalia of Merida”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 January 2013. Web. 2 August 2021. <>