Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Justinian, Hermit and Martyr


He was a young nobleman of Lesser Britain, in Gaul, who passing into Wales, led an eremitical life in the little island Lemeneia, now called Birdsey, near Menevia. He was murdered by servants. Saint David, who honoured him living, translated his body to Menevia after his death, where it was kept with great veneration. His death happened about the year 529. See our English Hagiographers, and Cuper the Bollandist, p. 633.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Justinian, Hermit and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 August 2014. Web. 20 February 2019. <>