Juliana of Liège and Adoption

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Juliana was orphaned as a child and brought up in a convent, where she began to have visions. In 1206 she was professed as a nun. In 1230 she became superior of the convent but there was considerable opposition, and she was forced to flee, returned, fled again, and lived the rest of her life in exile near Namur and Fosses.

She was influential in establishing the feast of Corpus Christi in the Catholic Church, although it was not formally proclaimed until 1264.


Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, edited by F.L. Cross. (London: Oxford University Press, 1957)