Feast day: February 12th
When did St. Eulalia of Barcelona live: in the third century
According to the legend, Eulalia was a thirteen year old Roman Christian virgin who was martyred in Barcelona in occasion of the persecution of Christians under emperor Diocletian. Before being decapitated, she was cruelly tortured. Her body was buried in the church of Santa Maria de les Arenes, then hidden during the Moorish invasion and recovered in 878.
Patronage: St. Eulalia is patron saint of Spain, Barcelona, of marines, for safe sailing and against drought
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Eulalia of Barcelona - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Eulalia of Barcelona is shown as a martyr with a book and martyr's lilies.