St. Julia was a noble virgin of Carthage, who, when the city was taken by Genseric in 439, was sold for a slave to a pagan merchant of Syria named Eusebius. All the time she was not employed in her master’s business was devoted to prayer and reading books of piety. Her master, who was charmed with her fidelity and other virtues, thought proper to carry her with him on one of his voyages to Gaul.
St. John Baptist de Rossi is the first instance in modern times of the canonization as Confessor of a priest belonging to no Religious Order or Congregation. He was born at Voltaggio, a little town north of Genoa, February 22, 1698. From the first he was distinguished by his piety and purity.