Born to the Burgundian nobility. Bishop of Viviers, France for 27 years. Returned the liturgy to places that had fallen away from the Church, restored clerical discipline, and revitalized the faith throughout his diocese. Attended several synds, and was very active in the synod of Epaone in 517.
- 544 of natural causes
- interred in the church of Notre Dame du Rhone, which he had built
- relics enshrined in the church of Saint Jean-Baptiste in Valence, France
- “Saint Venantius of Viviers“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2016. Web. 24 January 2017. <>