Feast day: January 27
When did St. Julian of Le Mans live: in the third and fourth century
Biography of St. Julian of Le Mans:
According to sources, Julian was a Roman nobleman who was consecrated bishop at Rome and then sent to Gaul to preach to the tribe of the Cenomani. The capital city of this tribe was Le Mans, which continuously suffered from a shortage of drinking water. Apparentely, Julian struck the ground with his staff and began to pray. Suddenly, water began to flow out of the ground. Julian converted many citizens of Le Mans and then retired to hermetic life at Sarthe.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Julian of Le Mans - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Julian of Le Mans is shown as a bishop with miter, crosier, book and cross around his neck.