Flora of Cordova (d. 851)

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Flora of Cordova (d. 851)

Saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. Born in Cordova, Spain, of a Mohammedan father and a Christian mother; died Nov 24, 851.

Practiced Christian religion in secret but, following death of parents, was turned over to the authorities (the cadi) by brother; when she would not denounce her religion, was beaten, then returned to brother; escaped and went into hiding; met Maria of Cordova, a Christian woman who was also in hiding after execution of her deacon brother; decided to face the authorities with Maria and was martyred with her.

See also Women in World History.

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