Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Justin, Martyr, in Parisis


Rictius Varus, prefect of the Belgic Gaul, in the first years of Maximian, was a cruel persecutor of the faith, whilst that emperor resided in Gaul, and for some time in Belgium itself. By this prefect’s orders many received the crown of martyrdom at Triers. Also at Amiens, Saint Firminus, the bishop: likewise Saints Victoricus, Fuscianus, and Gentianus; Saint Quintin at Vermande; Saints Crispin and Crispinian at Soissons; Saint Piat or Piaton at Tournay; and Saint Justin or Saint Justus at Louvres, a small town in Parisis, four leagues from Paris, towards Senlis. He was going to Amiens, and beheaded because he would not betray to the persecutors his father and brother, who travelled with him, and who had concealed themselves. His relics, kept in the cathedral at Paris, appears to have been the body of a youth.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Justin, Martyr, in Parisis”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 October 2013. Web. 29 January 2022. <>