Feast day: October 19th
When did St. Laura of Cordoba live: in the ninth century
Laura was born in the ninth century in Cordoba (Spain). She was a Christian during the Muslim regime in Spain and became a nun at Cuteclara after the passing away of her husband. Eventually, she was named abbess. Unfortunately, she was captured by Muslims who martyred her by throwing her in a vat of boiling lead.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Laura of Cordoba - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Laura of Cordoba is depicted as an abbess with abbess' crosier and holding a book in her left hand.