Saint for the Day - June 1 - St. Justin
St. Justin was born of
heathen parents at. Neapolis in Samaria, about the
year 103. He was well educated, and gave himself to
the study of philosophy, but always with one object,
that he might learn the knowledge of God. He sought
this knowledge among the contending schools of
philosophy, but always in vain, till at last God
himself appeased the thirst which he had created.
One day, while Justin was walking by the seashore,
meditating on the thought of God, an old man met him
and questioned him on the subject of his doubts; and
when he had made Justin confess that the
philosophers taught nothing certain about God, he
told him of the writings of the inspired prophets
and of Jesus Christ Whom they announced, and bade
him seek light and understanding through prayer. The
Scriptures and the constancy of the Catholic
martyrs led Justin from the darkness of human reason
to the light of faith. In his zeal for the Faith he
travelled to Greece, Egypt, and Italy, gaining many
At Rome he sealed his testimony with his blood,
surrounded by his disciples. "Do you think," the
prefect said to Justin, "that by dying you will
enter heaven, and be rewarded by God?" "I do not
think," was the Saint's answer; "I know." Then, as
now, there were many religious opinions, but only
one certain—the certainty of the Catholic faith.
This certainty should be the measure of our
confidence and our zeal.
Saint for the Day - St. Justin
Read about the Saint for today - June 1 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
We have received the gift of
faith with little labor of our
own. Let us learn how to value
it from those who reached it
after long search, and lived in
the misery of a world which did
not know God. Let us fear, as
St. Justin did, the account we
shall have to render for the
gift of God.
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