Saint of the Day – 16 February – Saint Juliana of Nicomedia

The Memorial of Saint Juliana of Nicomedia

Saint Juliana of Nicomedia is the Patron Saint of Sickness

Saint Juliana of Nicomedia Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Juliana of Nicomedia brief life History

Date of Birth 286 AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Young Christian martyr
Place of Work Cumae
Date of Death 304 AD
Place of Death Nicomedia or Naples
Feast Day 16 February
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Sickness

Saint Juliana of Nicomedia Short life History

Juliana of Nicomedia was also known as Juliana of Cumae.

She was the Daughter of a pagan named Africanus who promised the girl to a young noble named Evilase. Juliana put him off, first insisting that he become prefect of Nicomedia. When he became prefect, she insisted he become a Christian before they could marry, a condition he would never meet. Her father, who hated Christians himself, abused Juliana fearfully to get her to change her mind, but she held fast; ancients manuscripts describing these horrors put them in terms of her fighting a dragon, and she is often depicted that way in art.

Evilase called her before the tribunal during the persecutions of Maximianus, denounced her as a Christian, and she was martyred. Hers was a favourite story, for telling and creation of stained glass and other art objects, during the Middle Ages.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Juliana of Nicomedia was burned, boiled in oil, and beheaded in 305. Her relics are at Cumae, Naples, Italy

Saint Juliana of Nicomedia