St. Justin Martyr


 
St. Justin Martyr Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/01
Tridentine Calendar - 05/14


Patron Of: Apologists, Lecturers, Orators, Philosophers, Public Speakers

Also known as
    Justin; Justin the Philosopher

Profile
    Pagan philosopher who converted at age 30 by reading the Scriptures and witnessing the heroism and faith of martyrs. Used his philosophical skills to dispute with pagans and explain the faith, becoming one of the first great Christian apologists. Opened a school of public debate in Rome. Martyr.

Born
    c.100 at Nablus, Palestine

Died
    beheaded in 165 at Rome, Italy; relics in the Capuchin church, Rome

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation


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