Saint Justin, Martyr at Rome –

St. Justin, Martyr at Rome –

Pagan philosopher who converted at age 30 by reading the Scriptures and witnessing the heroism and faith of martyrs. Used his philosophical and oratorical skills to dispute with pagans and explain the faith, becoming one of the first great Christian apologists. He opened a school of public debate in Rome. All this brought him to the attention of the authorities, and he died a martyr.

~Image: Great Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge, UK