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Icon of St. Justina, virgin martyr

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St. Justina, Virgin and Martyr of Padua (+ 304)

Feast: Oct. 7


As a young woman, the holy Justina vowed herself privately to chastity, choosing as her spouse none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. During the persecutions of Diocletian, she was put to death for the love of her King and Spouse. St. Justina is a patron saint of Padua. Some say she was a disciple of St. Peter the apostle, but this is hard to reconcile with the year of her martyrdom. A great monastery was founded at Padua and dedicated to St. Justina. For many centuries it was a powerful spiritual centre of the Italian faithful. Later, it was shut down by the Roman Catholic church. Holy Virgin Martyr Justina, pray to God for us!

Icon from the iconostas of St. Luke's Church in Padua, Italy.


 

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