Feast of St. Giusto 2023: November 2 is the Feast of San Giusto, a public holiday in the northeastern Italian city of Trieste, whose patron saint is Saint Justus of Trieste. He is revered as the patron saint of Misilmeri, San Giusto Canavese, and Albona (Istria), all in Sicily. Because of religious observances, the festivities are rescheduled for the following day. Consequently, the feast occurs on November 3.
Feast of St. Giusto History
By the late 200s, the Roman Emperors had implemented severe measures against the Christian population. Those who held fast to their convictions and were subject to persecution by the emperors eventually met their end.
On their feast days, towns and villages throughout Europe celebrated in honor of their patron saints or favored early Christian martyrs who were canonized.
While residing in the vicinity of Trieste during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284–305 A.D.), Justus had embraced the Christian faith. The majority of citizens were cognizant of Justus’ peculiar faith and were unconcerned by it.
The Roman authorities detained him and accused him of sacrilegious behavior, possibly in defiance of his impeccable reputation. Those who disobeyed the Emperor’s mandate to present sacrifices to the deities faced the imminent threat of execution.
The local magistrate, Mannacio, summoned Justus and demanded that he make a sacrifice to the pagan Roman gods, but he refused. Mannacio compelled Justus to reconsider his decision by having him flogged and imprisoned.
A trial was conducted in accordance with Roman law. Consequent to his persistent refusal to offer sacrifices to the Roman deities, he was found culpable and received a death sentence by drowning. As per regional customs, he was hurled from a minor vessel into the Gulf of Trieste, specifically beyond the current-day Promontory of Sant’Andrea.
Sebastian the priest had a dream on the night of Justus’ death in which he perceived that his master’s body, notwithstanding the weights that were intended to secure it, had beenhed ashore. Sebastian gathered his Christian companions in an effort to locate his remains; they located it in ‘Riva Grumula.’ Justus was interred along the shore where his remains were discovered.
FAQs regarding Feast of St. Giusto 2023
What precisely is the term “martyr”?
The term’martyr’ originates from the Greek word ‘witness,’ which refers to the apostles who bore testament to the life and resurrection of Christ. Later, individuals who were arrested and subsequently declared themselves to be Christians (followers of Christ) were labeled with this label.
What motivates Italy’s rule over Trieste?
In 1920, following the conclusion of World War I and the fall of Austria-Hungary, Trieste and the remainder of the Julian March came under the control of Italy.
The official language of Trieste is which one?
Trieste is home to the most prevalent Venetian dialect, known as Triestine or Triestino. In the city center, Triestine and Italian are prevalent, while Slovene is spoken in numerous adjacent suburbs.
Feast of St. Giusto 2023 Activities
The region surrounding the picturesque city of Trieste in Italy is among the wealthiest in the nation. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Feast of St. Giusto by paying a visit.
Communion is a prerequisite for traditional festivities, which is followed by solemn celebrations. Demonstrate your reverence by attending morning mass and inviting companions to lunch.
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All martyrs are regarded as saints, and numerous relics of their remains wind up in shrines. Gain knowledge about Christian saints and how to commemorate them through this observance.
5 Facts concerning saints
A trial through fire
It is said that St. Francis of Assisi threatened a Sultan with a fire trial.
Saint Fabian was consecrated pope while still on holiday.
St. Clare of Assisi was consecrated patron saint of television writers by Pope Pius XII in 1958.
The azure statue
Presently, the statue of Saint Giusto is encased in a water-filled transparent plexiglass cylinder, which represents his martyrdom.
It was said that Saint Ignatius of Loyola questioned a donkey as to whether he should perpetrate murder.
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