Book of Saints – Laurence Justiniani

detail from the painting 'St Lorenzo Giustiniani and Other Saints'; 1532 by Il Pordenone; Accademia of Venice, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (January 8) (15th century) A scion of a noble Venetian family who, at the age of nineteen, being already favoured with the grace of supernatural prayer, joined the austere Congregation of the Canons Regular of Saint Giorgio in Alga, of which in due time he became the General. Pope Eugene IV (A.D. 1433) compelled him to accept the Bishopric of Venice, of which city he became the first Patriarch, when that dignity was transferred from Grado to Venice (A.D. 1451). Saint Laurence, by his zeal for the salvation of the souls committed to his charge, was the model of the Prelates of his age; but his private life was ever one of penance and high prayer. His writings on Mystical Contemplation are sublime in their simplicity. He died mourned by all, January 8, A.D. 1455, at the age of seventy-four, and was canonised A.D. 1690.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Laurence Justiniani”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 6 June 2020. <>