Saint Pelagius was born around the year 912 in Muslim-controlled Spain. He was kept in prison as a hostage for his Christian uncle for two years.
During that time he was repeatedly offered his freedom of he would convert to Islam. When he refused, his captors finally resorted to torture. After he had been tortured for six hours, he was executed and died in the year 925. The Spanish people have been inspired by the boy’s faithfulness under pain ever since.
Saint Pelagius, help me persevere in my suffering.