Book of Saints – Justus of Lyons


(Saint) Bishop (September 2) (4th century) From being a deacon of Vienne, Justus was promoted (A.D. 350) to the See of Lyons. He assisted (A.D. 381) at the Council of Aquileia against the Arians. Thence, disguising himself, he repaired unknown to any one to Egypt, and embraced the monastic life. However, he was before very long discovered; and his priests and people sent to him to beg of him to return to them. This, we are assured he persistently refused to do, and died in his monastery (A.D. 390). His body was afterwards translated to Lyons.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Justus of Lyons”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 September 2016. Web. 2 December 2021. <>