About Saint Lillian
Saint Lillian, also known as Saint Liliosa lived during the ninth century. Not much is known about her life. She was canonized a saint Pre-Congregation which means this was before present day investigations which are carried out by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Saints canonized before this time were named saints by local bishops or by popular devotion.
Saint Lillian was a native of Spain during the time the country was under the control of the Moors. She was a believer in Jesus Christ but kept her Christianity a secret from the practicing Muslims who lived around her.
Saint Lillian Professed Her Faith
Saint Lillian began to feel ashamed of hiding her Christianity when she heard of all the Christians being persecuted by Caliph Abderrahman II. She decided to profess her faith and live the Christian lifestyle in the open.
Saint Lillian Martyred
Saint Lillian was martyred shortly after her belief in Jesus Christ was made public. She was martyred along with Saint Aurelius, Saint Natalia, Saint George, and her husband, Saint Felix. Saint Lillian died in 852 A.D. in Cordoba, Spain.