Book of Saints – Justa and Rufina


(Saints) Virgin Martyrs (July 19) (3rd century) Two poor tradeswomen of Seville in Spain, victims (A.D. 287) of the persecution under Diocletian at its very outset. They are greatly honoured in the Mozarabic Liturgy, and in the Spanish Church in general. After being racked they were thrown into prison. Saint Justa expired in consequence of the torture to which she had already been subjected; Saint Rufina was strangled in her dungeon.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Justa and Rufina”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2013. Web. 23 January 2022. <>