Book of Saints – John of Pavia


(Saint) Bishop (November 27) (9th century) The forty-fourth Bishop of Pavia in Lombardy. He flourished early in the ninth century, and governed ably his Church for more than twelve troublous years. His great work was to combat the vice then rampant in Italian social life. He was remarkable too for his solicitude in regard to the poor and for his insistence on Church discipline. His people, who idolised him, straightway after his death canonised him as a Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John of Pavia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 October 2013. Web. 11 December 2018. <>