Book of Saints – Justina of Padua

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

(Saint) Virgin Martyr (October 7) (1st century) According to the traditional account, this Christian maiden suffered either under Nero or under Domitian, certainly in the Apostolic Age. She was converted to the Faith by Saint Prosdocimus, sent by Saint Peter the Apostle to Padua, and first Bishop of that city. She was beheaded by order of Maximus the Prefect, a fierce opponent of Christianity. Her relics are enshrined in the magnificent church erected in her honour by the Cassines Benedictines, in whose adjoining monastery their congregation originated.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Justina of Padua”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 May 2016. Web. 29 November 2021. <>