Saint Julia of Corsica

detail of a painting of Saint Julia; painting sometimes listed as 'Crucified Martyress'; 1866 by Gabriel von Max; Galerie Marold, Prague, Czech Republic; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Julia of Carthage



Born to the Carthaginian Christian nobility. Captured by invading Vandals in 616, and sold into slavery to a pagan Syrian merchant named Eusebius. When the slave ship landed at Cape Corso, Corsica, a pagan festival was in progress, and Julia was ordered to join in; some versions indicate that participation would have won her freedom. When she refused, her hair was torn out of her head, and she was martyred.





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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Julia of Corsica“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 April 2021. Web. 6 December 2021. <>