- 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.
- beaten and crucified c.616-620 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
- “Saint Julia of Corsica“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 January 2015. Web. 27 January 2015. <>