Saint Faustinus

illustration of Saint Jovita and Saint Faustinus; taken from 'Pictorial Lives of the Saints', 1892, artist unknownMemorial

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Born to the nobility in 2nd century Italy, the older brother of Saint Jovinus. Priest. Zealous preacher in Brescia, Milan, Rome, and Naples. Tortured and martyred in the persecutions of Emperor Hadrian.

While their cultus is ancient and widespread, recent scholarship indicates that the story of Jovinus and Faustinus was a pious fiction mistaken for a biography.

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  • “Saint Faustinus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2020. Web. 30 September 2020. <>