Saint Justina of Padua

the painting 'Santa Giustina with the unicorn and a devotee' by Il Moretto, c.1532, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, AustriaMemorial

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Young woman who took private vows of chastity and devotion to God. Martyr in the persecutions of Diocletian. Some mideaval documents describe her as a disciple of Saint Peter the Apostle, but that’s impossible. She is sometimes depicted in art as a nun, but never was, and some artists may have confused her with Saint Scholastica.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Justina of Padua“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 May 2016. Web. 24 August 2016. <>