Centola and Helen

Saints Centola and Helen
Martyrdom of Sts. Centola and Helen - Juan Rizi - séc. XVII - Cathedral of Burgos.JPG
Martyrdom of Saints Centola and Helen. Burgos Cathedral.
Died ~304 AD
Burgos, Spain
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Catholic Church
Feast August 13 (Burgos Cathedral)

Saints Centola and Helen (Spanish: Santa Centola y Santa Elena) were, according to Christian tradition, two women who were martyred at Burgos in 304 AD during the persecution of Christians by Diocletian.[1]


Their cult remained localized in the Burgos region.[1] A late Visigothic hermitage dedicated to the two saints can be found at Valdelateja, and there is a church dedicated to them at Villafranca Montes de Oca by Rodrigo de la Haya.[1]


  1. ^ a b c J. Richard Stracke (n.d.). "St. Centola, Virgin and Martyr". Georgia Regents University. Retrieved April 19, 2014.

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