Book of Saints – Vitalian – 27 January

detail of an illustration of Pope Saint Vitalian; by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, 1842; from the edition published in 'The Lives and Times of the Popes', The Catholic Publication Society of America, New York 1911; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Pope (January 27) (7th century) The successor of Saint Eugene in Saint Peter’s Chair. His Pontificate of fourteen years’ duration was troubled by an obstinate schism in the East. He made helpful reforms in Church discipline, and is credited with having regularised the Roman Church chant. He died A.D. 669.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Vitalian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 July 2016. Web. 18 April 2019. <>