13 year old boy tortured and martyred in Spain.
Pelagius refused to have sex with a Muslim pasha due to his Christian faith. For this was killed. He was scourged and had his arms and legs cut off and he was finally beheaded.
Due to this is is regarded as a saint for men and women struggling with same-sex attraction as well as holy purity, hence in art he is depicted with a lily, a symbol of chastity.
Pelagius means ''dweller by the sea''
In spain he is known as San pelayo
Lord, our Father, who promised the pure of heart the reward of seeing your face, grant us your grace and your strength, so that, following the example of Saint Pelayo, martyr, we put your love before the seductions of the world and keep our hearts clean of all sin. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Plea to St. Pelagius of Córdoba for Spain