St. Julius of Novara
also known as Giulio
Feast day: January 31
Missionary and confessor with his brother, Julian. Julius was a priest, and Julian a deacon. They converted pagan temples into churches, commissioned to this undertaking by Emperor Theodosius I.
Died after 390. Julius was a priest and his brother Julian a deacon. They were authorized by the emperor Theodosius, to devote themselves to converting the heathen temples into Christian churches (Benedictines). In art, Saint Julius is portrayed as an old priest with his staff, sailing on his cloak to Isola Giulio over Lake Maggiore, which is full of serpents