Also known as
• Justin the Philosopher
• 1 June
• formerly 14 April
Pagan philosopher who converted at age 30 by reading the Scriptures and witnessing the heroism and faith of martyrs. Used his philosophical and oratorical skills to dispute with pagans and explain the faith, becoming one of the first great Christian apologists. He opened a school of public debate in Rome, Italy. All this naturally brought him to the attention of the authorities, and he died a martyr.
• c.100 at Nablus, Palestine
• beheaded in 165 at Rome, Italy
• relics in the Capuchin church, Rome