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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73).  Volume X: October.
The Lives of the Saints.  1866.
 
October 18
St. Justin, Martyr, in Parisis
 
RICTIUS VARUS, prefect of the Belgic Gaul, in the first years of Maximian, was a cruel persecutor of the faith, whilst that emperor resided in Gaul, and for some time in Belgium itself. By this prefect’s orders many received the crown of martyrdom at Triers. Also at Amiens, St. Firminus, the bishop: likewise SS. Victoricus, Fuscianus, and Gentianus; St. Quintin at Vermande; SS. Crispin and Crispinian at Soissons; St. Piat or Piaton at Tournay; and St. Justin or St. Justus at Louvres, a small town in Parisis, four leagues from Paris, towards Senlis. He was going to Amiens, and beheaded because he would not betray to the persecutors his father and brother, who travelled with him, and who had concealed themselves. His relics, kept in the cathedral at Paris, appears to have been the body of a youth. See his Acts, ascribed to Bede, Tillem. t. 4, p. 751. Fleury, l. 18, n. 19, t. 2, p. 399.  1
 
 
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