Blessed Pontius of Faucigny

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Blessed Pontius of Faucigny, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Pontius of Sixt
  • Ponzio…



Born to the nobility of the Savoy region (in modern France). Monk at the Canonici Regolari di Abondance abbey as a young man. Over the years he helped revise the constitutions of the abbot to put them in closer accord to the Augustinian rule. Founded a religious house in Sixt, Savoy in 1144, and served as its first abbot. Abbot of the Abondance abbey in 1172. Late in life he retired from the abbacy to spend his final days as a prayerful simple monk.




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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Pontius of Faucigny“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 February 2019. Web. 21 February 2020. <>