Saint Centolla of Burgos

detail from the 17th century painting 'The Martyrdom of Saints Centola and Helen' by Juan Ruiz; Cathedral of Burgos, Spain; photographed on 27 January 2013 by José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Daughter of a noble of Toledo, Spain who made a private vow of chastity and dedication to God. To escape the persecutions of Diocletian, she fled to Siero, Burgos, Spain. She was seized there, dragged to court, tortured, and executed when she would not renounce her faith. Martyr.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Centolla of Burgos“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 October 2017. Web. 27 November 2021. <>