Book of Saints – Livinus


(Lebwin) (Saint) Bishop, Martyr (November 12) (7th century) An Irish Saint who, desirous of winning souls to God, repaired to Saint Augustine of Canterbury and was by him ordained priest and speeded on his way to Flanders, then sadly in need of missionaries. Saint Livinus paid a farewell visit to Ireland, whence he returned already consecrated Bishop and accompanied by several other holy and zealous men. In Flanders his Apostolate was most fruitful and was crowned by the martyrdom of the holy man at the hands of the Pagans (A.D. 650 about). His relics were enshrined at Ghent.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Livinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 November 2014. Web. 14 December 2018. <>