CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saint Lawrence Justinian 5 September 2017

Saint Lawrence Justinian

St. Lawrence Giustiniani adoring the Baby Jesus, by Luca Giordano, (17th century).

Bishop and first Patriarch of Venice. He died in 1456

Bishop and first Patriarch of Venice, b. in 1381, and d. 8 January, 1456. He was a descendant of the Giustiniani, a Venetian patrician family which numbered several saints among its members. Lawrence’s pious mother sowed the seeds of a devout religious life in the boy’s youth. In 1400 when he was about nineteen years old, he entered the monastery of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine on the Island of Alga near Venice. In spite of his youth he excited admiration by his poverty, mortifications, and fervour in prayer.

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Source: CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saint Lawrence Justinian

Image attribution:Luca Giordano [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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