Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture…

10,000 Christians beheaded for their faith (303 AD)

March 18, c. 303 Nicomedia, Bithynia (now İzmit, Turkey) 10,000 Christians are beheaded The exact date of the martyrdom of the Christians is unknown as it was over 1700 years ago and likely took place over a large span of time. However, the Roman Martyrology commemorates March 18 stating, “At Nicomedia ten thousand holy martyrs…