Julia of Corsica

Orthodox Remembrance Day: 16 July

Catholic Remembrance Day: 22 May

Name means: from the julian family (Latin.)

Virgin, Martyr

Patroness: the island of Corsica, Brescia, Bergamo and Livorno; the victims of torture; the Diocese of Perpignan-Elne

Attribute: Pigeon


* in Carthage, today’s suburb of Tunis in Tunisia
around 440 or around 618 in Corsica in France

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


Julia, a noble Christian, is said to have been sold as a slave to the pagan Syrian merchant Eusebius after the invasion of the Vandals in 616. When the slave ship landed in Corsica, a pagan festival was in progress. Julia refused to participate, so her hair was torn from her head, she was tortured and then crucified. Legend has it that after the crucifixion, the soul emerged from its body in the form of a dove.


Joachim Schäfer: Article Julia von Korsika, from the Ecumenical Dictionary of Saints –

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