St Julitta and Cyricus healing oil
The St Julitta and Cyricus healing oil dedicated to the early Christian martyrs. They are the patrons for f
Their Known History
The Holy Martyrs Cyricus and Julita lived in the city of Iconium in the province of Lykaoneia in Asia Minor. Saint Julita descended from an illustrious family and a Christian. Widowed early on, she raised her three-year old-son Cyricus. During the emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians, Saint Julita departed the city with her son and two trustworthy servants, leaving behind her home, property, and servants. The governor gave orders to beat the saint with rods.
The little boy Cyricus cried, seeing his mother tortured, and wanted to go to her. The governor Alexander tried to sit him on his lap, but the boy broke free. The governor threw the boy down from the high tribunal and kicked him down the stone steps. The boy struck his head on the sharp edges and died.
Saint Julita and Cyricus’ Death
Saint Julita, seeing her lacerated son, gave thanks to God that He had permitted her child to perfected before her, and to receive the unfading crown of martyrdom. After many cruel tortures Saint Julita beheaded with a sword.
Devotion to the mother-son martyrs grew, especially in France, after Bishop Saint Amator of Auxerre brought some relics to the monastery of Saint-Armand in the Tournai in the 4th century. Many churches in Europe named after these saints today, and devotion is popular.
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Tradition of oils
The tradition of anointing with sacred oil is very old indeed. It is used in sacraments and also as a devotional practice. The sick person applies the oil and blesses themselves. As they do so, they asked to pray to whomever the oil is dedicated to. The Irish blessings oils do not have miraculous power. It is God who has the power to heal. Prayer and a gesture of faith, like applying the oil, are important ways for us to express our faith in God’s power. By doing so we place our trust in God.