Book of Saints – Julian of Le Mans


(Saint) Bishop (January 27) (Date uncertain) The first Bishop of Le Mans, in the West of France, an Apostolic man and the worker of many miracles. He is said to have been a Bishop for forty-seven years. The Roman Martyrology endorses the view that it was Saint Peter the Apostle who sent him and others into Gaul to preach Christianity, and so puts his death about A.D. 97. But many moderns hold that his Episcopate must be, with that of the founders of other French churches, post-dated to the third century. The various English churches and places entitled Saint Julian’s, and dating from Norman and Plantagenet times, have this Saint Julian for their Titular Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Julian of Le Mans”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2013. Web. 19 April 2021. <>