- Julian of Brioude
Officer in the imperial Roman army, and a closet Christian. He retired from the army and fled to Auvergne, France during the persecutions of Diocletian. At one point he was hidden by Saint Ferreolus the Tribune. Julian later surrendered to pursuing Christian-hunters, and made a public announcement of his faith. Martyr. At least 80 French townships have some variant of his name.
- beheaded near Brionde, Gaul
- water from a spring that grew nearby was later believed to cure headaches
- relics enshrined at the monastery of Saint Julian until destroyed by Norse invaders
- the site of the relics became known for miraculous cures, especially in the family of Saint Gregory of Tours, who wrote about them
- “Saint Julian of Auvergne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 February 2013. Web. 31 July 2015. <>