Julia of Corsica

  • ● Orthodox Remembrance Day: July 16
    ● 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
    ● Born in Carthage, today’s suburb of Tunis, Tunisia
    ● Died around 440 or around 618 in Corsica, France
    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.