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Eulalia is among the saints depicted at Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna:
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On 2/12/2015 9:59 AM, Heintzelman, Matthew wrote:
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For refusing to recant her Christianity, the Romans subjected her to thirteen tortures; including:
• Putting her into a barrel with knives (or glass) stuck into it and rolling it down a street (according to tradition, the one now called Baixada de Santa Eulalia "Saint Eulalia's descent").
• Cutting off her breasts
• Crucifixion on an X-shaped cross. She is depicted with this cross, the instrument of her martyrdom.
• Finally, decapitation.
A dove flew from her neck after decapitation. This is one point of similarity with the story of Eulalia of Mérida, in which a dove flew from the girl's mouth at the moment of her death. In addition, Eulalia of Mérida's tortures are sometimes enumerated among the Barcelona martyrs, and the two were similar in age and year of death. (Wikipedia:




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