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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume I: January. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

January 27

St. Julian, First Bishop of Mans, Confessor

[Towards the end of the Third Century.]  HE was succeeded by St. Turibius. His head is shown in the cathedral of Mans, but the most of his relics in the neighbouring Benedictin abbey of nuns called St. Julian’s du Prè, famous for miracles; though the greater part of these relics was burnt, or scattered in the wind by the Huguenots, who plundered the shrine of St. Julian, in 1562. He was much honoured in France, and many churches built during the Norman succession in England, especially about the reign of Henry II. who was baptised in the church of St. Julian, at Mans, bear his name: one in particular at Norwich, which the people by mistake imagine to have been dedicated under the title of the venerable Juliana, a Benedictin nun at Norwich, who died in the odour of sanctity, but never was publicly invoked as a saint. Saint Julian of Mans had an office in the Sarum Breviary. See Tillem. t. 4. p. 448. 729. Gal. Christ. Nov. &c.  1