Juliana of Liège

(c. 1192—1258)

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champion of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Professed in an Augustinian convent near Liège, she experienced visions and tried to bring about the establishment of a feast of Corpus Christi. In 1230 she became superior, but was soon forced to leave the convent and took refuge in Liège. Here she secured the interest of James Pantaléon, then Archdeacon of Liège, who after her death as Pope Urban IV instituted the feast (in 1264). Feast day, 5 Apr.

Subjects: Christianity.

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