Ss. Flora and Mary

Ss. Flora and Mary of Cordoba were Christians who lived in the 800s. Flora was born into a Muslim family, but she converted to Christianity. The young woman took a vow of chastity. When Flora’s parents arranged for her to get married, Flora ran away with her Christian friend Mary. They were betrayed by Flora’s brother, and they were tortured and martyred in the 850s. Ss. Flora and Mary are patron saints of martyrs.

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