ST. JULIAN, FIRST BISHOP OF MANS, C.
TOWARDS THE END OF THE THIRD CENTURY
HE was succeeded by St. Turibius. His head is
shown in he cathedral of Mans, but the most of his relics in the
neighboring Benedictin aobey of nuns called St. Julian’s du
Prè, famous for miracles; though the greatest 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 honored in
France, and many churches built during the Norman succession in
England, especially about the reign of Henry II., who was baptized in
the church of St. Julian, at Mans, hear 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 odor of sanctity, but never was publicly
invoked as a saint. St. Julian of Mans had an office in the Sarum
breviary. See Tillem. t. 4, pp. 448, 729. Gal Christ. Nov. &c.