New Catholic Dictionary – Saints Cyprian and Justina

detail of a colour photogravure image of Saint Cyprian and Saint Justina, 1898, artist unknown; Wellcome Museum, London, England; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Martyrs, died Nicomedia, 304. Justina was a Christian whose virginity was threatened by the magician Cyprian, but the grace of God was so strong in her that she was able to resist his spells by making the sign of the cross. Overpowered by a greater strength than his own, Cyprian became converted to the Faith, entered the priesthood, and was made Bishop of Antioch in Pisidia. Justina became a religious. They suffered in the persecution of Diocletian with Theoctistus, a Christian who had been associated with Cyprian. Relics in Vatican Basilica and Saint John Lateran, Rome. Feast of both saints, Roman Calendar, 26 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints Cyprian and Justina”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 September 2012. Web. 20 January 2019. <>