New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Justin Martyr

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Justin Martyr; created by either Clayton and Bell, or Hardman and Co., or both (records vary), date unknown; Great Saint Mary's Church, Cambridge, England; photographed on 30 December 2006 by Father Paul Lew; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Martyr, Christian apologist, born Flavia Neapolis, Palestine, c.100; died Rome, c.165. Converted to Christianity c.130, he devoted himself to the propagation and defense of Christianity in Asia Minor and at Rome, retaining the garb of philosopher. His only extant works are his two “Apologies” and his “Dialogue with the Jew Tryphon.” Emblems: ax, and a sword. Relics in the Capuchin church, Rome. Feast, Roman Calendar, 14 April.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Justin Martyr”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 August 2018. Web. 5 March 2021. <>