(Cyr) (Saints) (June 16) Martyrs (4th century) We have the touching Acts of the Martyrdom of these Saints. The record is undeniably authentic and original. Julitta, a lady of Iconium in Asia Minor, was arrested during the persecution under Diocletian and accused of being a Christian. She appeared in Court, carrying her three-year-old child (Saint Cyr) in her arms. Before being beheaded she was cruelly compelled to witness the dashing out of the brains of her little son (A.D. 304). She died bravely, thanking God that her child could never more be taken away from her. Both mother and son are to this day venerated in the East and in the West. Even the Abyssinians keep a Feast Day in their honour.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Quiricus and Julitta”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 February 2017. Web. 26 April 2017. <>