St. Roderick

Roderick (sometimes known as Ruderic or Rodriguez) lived in Spain during the ninth century. During this time Christians were under great persecution by the Moors. Roderick had two brothers, one a fallen-away Catholic and the other who had become a Moslem.

One day his two brothers got into a heated argument and started to fight. When Roderick tried to intervene, they both turned on him and beat him unconscious. When he awoke, still weak from the…

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