Friday, October 28, 2011


Feastday: January 1
A patron of Chieti, Italy. He has been venerated there for centuries and was possibly a bishop.

Saint Justin of Chieti (Italian: San Giustino di Chieti) is venerated as an early bishop of Chieti, Italy. His date of death varies, and is sometimes given as the 3rd, 4th, or 6th centuries.

Historical evidence for Justin's existence from before the 15th century does not exist. His passio dates from the 15th century and was modeled  mostly on that of a saint with the same name, who was bishop of Siponto, while his brothers Florentius and Felix were martyred at Furci in the 

Abruzzo, along with Justin's niece Justa. Cathedral of San Giustino in Chieti.Chieti's cathedral (Duomo) was dedicated to him –and built- in the 9th century. Most of his relics, such as his arm, are found in an urn placed in the crypt of the cathedral of Chieti. He is mentioned in the Roman Martyrology for January 1. His 

celebration was moved to January 14 in Chieti and later to May 11.
Cathedral of San Giustino in Chieti

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