Saturday, June 16, 2012


St. Julius of Novara

 also known as Giulio
Feast day: January 31
Died: 390

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

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