Friday, July 10, 2015


St. Faustinus

Faustinus of Brescia
Feast day: February 16

Death: 381

Bishop of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, the successor of St. Ursicinius. He compiled the original Acts of the martyrdom of Sts. Faustinus and Jovita.

 Saint Faustinus succeeded Saint Ursicinus about 360 as bishop of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. He is said to have been a collateral descendant of Saints Faustinus and Jovita and to have compiled their acts . In art, Saint Faustinus is represented as a bishop holding a bunch of arrows. He might also be shown interceding for Brescia with Saints Faustinus and Jovita. He is invoked against plague. 

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