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Franciscan vespers from Corsica, St. Julia of Carthage Memorial 22 May (Latin calendar) 16 July (Eastern calendar) Profile Born to the Carthaginian Christian nobility. Captured by invading Vanda…More
Franciscan vespers from Corsica, St. Julia of Carthage
Memorial
22 May (Latin calendar)
16 July (Eastern calendar)
Profile
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.
Born
6th to 7th century Carthaginian
Died
beaten and crucified c.616620 at Cape Corso, Corsica
relics at the Benedictine abbey at Brescia, Italy in 763, which became a middle ages pilgrimage site
some relics later taken to Leghorn (modern Livorno, Italy
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Patronage
torture victims

Corsica, France

Brescia, Italy
Leghorn, Italy
Livorno, Italy
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