Book of Saints – Julia – 22 May


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (May 22) (5th century) A noble Christian virgin of Carthage, taken prisoner by Genseric the Vandal in the capture and sack of that city (A.D. 439). She was sold into Syria as a slave. Her master, though a Pagan, treated her kindly; but she had to attend him in a voyage which ended in a shipwreck on the coast of Corsica. There, she is said to have fallen into other Pagan hands, and to have been crucified because of her refusal to take part in an idolatrous festival. There is possibly in the legend a confusion between two Saints of the same name. It is historical that the relics of Saint Julia the Martyr were in A.D. 763 translated from Corsica to Brescia in Lombardy. Part of them are now at Leghorn, of which city she is the Patron Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Julia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2013. Web. 26 August 2019. <>