Saint Claudius of Troyes

Also known as

  • Claudianus



Roman officer in the army of Aurelius. Received Saint Julia of Troyes as a slave and a spoil of war. She pleaded with him not to rape her, offered to serve him otherwise, and promised to pray for him daily; he was moved to spare her, eventually treating her more as a daughter, and was finally converted by her. When Julia was martyred in the persecutions of Aurelian, Claudius made a public profession of his own faith. Martyr.


  • early 3rd century in Alemannia, an area occupied by Germanic tribes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Claudius of Troyes”. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>