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In the commune of Nonza, in Corsica, a small chapel, below the village and dedicated to St. Julie (patron saint of the island of beauty), was built on the site of the saint’s martyrdom. A plaque on the façade recalls her tragic story. It is here that the young woman is said to have been tortured because of her fidelity to the Christian faith. The executioners tore off her breasts before throwing them against the rocks from where a miraculous spring emerged. Since then, the Corsicans come in great numbers on pilgrimage to this "fountain of the breasts." In the past, young mothers went there to ask for protection against the drying up of their milk.  

© P. Maxim Massalitin