Justin, martyr - June 1st
St Justin (d. 165, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy; Sacrofano, Italy)
First Class Relics
Santa Maria della Concezione
(Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)
Via Veneto 27
*This church is just north of the Barberini metro stop.
*Relics of St Justin the Martyr rest under the altar within the choir chapel. Kindly ask the sacristan for access. The remains of St Justin the Martyr were temporarily transferred in 1992 to the parish church of San Giustino a Centocelle in Rome; however, they have now been returned to this church.
*The bones of nearly 4,000 Capuchin friars are located in the crypt.
San Giovanni Battista e Biagio
(Saint John the Baptist and Saint Blaise)
Piazza San Biagio 10 / Via di Mezzo
00060 Sacrofano, Italy
*This church is located about 10 miles north of Rome.
*Some bones of St Justin the Martyr are said to rest in an urn under the main altar.
*Note: The parish San Giovanni Battista e Biagio has two churches in the center of Sacrofano. The larger church with a piazza claims to have some small relics of St Blaise. The smaller church, which is located in the historic part of the city and is simply called Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, has the relics of St Justin the Martyr.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Lorenzo fuori le Mura
(Saint Lawrence Outside the Walls)
Piazzale del Verano 3
*This church is east of the Aurelian Walls.
*The remains of St Lawrence (d. 258), St Stephen, and St Justin lie in the confessio below the main altar. (Note: The relics are labeled as St Justin the Presbyter. Therefore, it is likely that this is not St Justin the Martyr.)
*A marble stone slab beneath the choir floor is said to be the stone on which St Lawrence was placed after his execution. Also enshrined in this lower area is the body of Blessed Pius IX (d. 1878).