Born to the nobility in 2nd century Italy, the younger brother of Saint Faustinus. Deacon. Zealous preacher in Brescia, Milan, Rome, and Naples. Tortured and martyred in the persecution of Emperor Hadrian.
While their cultus is ancient and widespread, recent scholarship indicates that the story of Jovinus and Faustinus was a pious fiction mistaken for a biography.
- with his brother, he was thrown to the lions, but the animals refused to touch the men
- beheaded in 120 at Brescia, Italy
- relics reported in Brescia, Rome, Verona, and Bologna
- “Saint Jovita“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 February 2009. Web. 30 May 2016. <>