St. Digna, Martyr, at Cordoba


Commemorated on June 14

St. Digna, along with Sts. Anastasius and Felix were all martyred in Cordoba in 853 while Spain was under the yoke of the Muslims.

St. Anastasius was a deacon at the church of St. Acisclus, but became a monk at the men’s monastery of Tábanos together with St. Felix. The latter was a Berber by origin, born in Alcalá, but he had become a monk in Asturias in northern Spain.

St. Digna was a young nun in the convent of Tábanos.

Made to worship idols, they refused. St. Digna’s last act was reproaching the judge for his cruelty. They were all beheaded.

By permission of the Orthodox Church in America (www.oca.org)