Born John Boyd in County Roscommon, Ireland on June 22, 1870, he came to New York in his youth and became acquainted with the Passionists in West Hoboken, New Jersey. He was professed on May 12, 1892 and received the name Julius. He was ordained on December 8, 1898 in Baltimore by Cardinal Gibbons. He served as a preacher in St. Paul of the Cross Province, Holy Cross Province, and St. Joseph Province. Among the places he lived were Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Union City, New Jersey; and Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served as a chaplain at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. For a short time he worked with the Irish Catholics in the Anglo-Hibernian province in Argentina. His last years were spent as a member of the Jamaica, New York monastery community.
June 22, 1870
May 12, 1892
December 8, 1898
January 17, 1937
Julius of the Blessed Virgin Boyd