Saint Justus of Beauvais

Also known as

  • Justus of Louvre
  • Justus of Parisis
  • Justin of….



During a trip with his father to Amiens, France to ransom or rescue an imprisoned relative during the persecutions of Diocletian, the nine-year-old Justus was denounced to pagan authorities as a Christian magician. Questioned about his faith at Beauvais, France, the boy confessed that he was a Christian; he was immediately executed. Legend says that the body then picked up the severed head and stood upright before the terrified soldiers; later retellings depict the headless boy preaching and converting the pagans.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Justus of Beauvais“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2020. Web. 19 April 2021. <>