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 Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Julia of Carthage

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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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  • “Saint Julia of Corsica“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 January 2015. Web. 27 February 2015. <>