Book of Saints – Avitus – 27 January


AVITUS (Saint) Martyr (January 27) (Date unknown.) A Saint of this name is honoured as Patron and Bishop of the Canary Islands, and is supposed to have reached them in Apostolic times, to have preached the Gospel there, and finally to have been put to death for the Faith. The translation thither in the fifteenth century of the relics of some early Martyr may have given rise to the legend.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Avitus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2012. Web. 20 October 2020. <>