Sts. Centrolla and Helen, Virgin Martyrs, in Spain


Commemorated on August 13

St. Centrolla was a Christian maiden in Burgos, Spain in the fourth century.  She confessed her faith and was tortured. 

At the place of her sufferings, a group of women appeared and mocked Centrolla, urging her to renounce Christ.  However, a noble virgin, St. Helen, approached Centrolla, praised her for her dedication to the One True Faith, and urged Centrolla to endure the tortures.  Centrolla answered that she gladly suffered and added, “See that thou fail not; thou will suffer with me for Christ.”

Fearing that the heresy might spread, the authorities ordered that both Centrolla and Helen be beheaded. 

They entered into the Heavenly Kingdom in 304. 

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