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 while
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, appear to have been the
body of a youth. See his Acts, ascribed to Bede, Tillem. t. 4, p.
751; Fleury,1. 18, n. 19, t. 2, p. 399.