New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Lawrence Justinian

detail from the painting 'St Lorenzo Giustiniani and Other Saints'; 1532 by Il Pordenone; Accademia of Venice, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Confessor, first Patriarch of Venice, born Venice, Italy, 1381; died there, 1456. He was a descendant of the Giustiniani, a Venetian patrician family which numbered several saints among its members; he entered the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine on the Island of Alga near Venice; ordained in 1406, he was elected prior of the community, and shortly after general of the Order, of which he is generally considered the founder because he drew up the constitution. He was made Patriarch of Venice, 1451; was renowned for his charities and reforms. Canonized, 1690. Feast, Roman Calendar, 5 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Lawrence Justinian”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 25 September 2018. <>