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|
|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