Saint Justin was a martyr, a philosopher and a defender of Christianity. In his youth, he was drawn to philosophy. He later wrote and presented apologies of the Christian faith to Roman emperors before being placed on trial and ordered to obey the imperial edict of recognizing pagan gods. He refused to obey and was killed for the crime of being Christian. He is the patron saint of philosophers and apologists. The beautiful Saint Justin statue by Jeweled Cross is made of fine pewter and perfectly captures the humanity of the saint.