Book of Saints – Avitus of Vienne


AVITUS of VIENNE (Saint) Bishop (February 5) (6th century) Born in Auvergne and brother to Saint Apollinaris, Bishop of Valence. Their father, Saint Isychius, a Roman Senator, had been chosen Archbishop of Vienne on the death of Saint Mamertus. Saint Avitus succeeded him and presided over the famous Council of Epaon. It was he who converted the Burgnndian King Sigismund, who became a monk and a Saint. Only a few of the homilies, poems and letters of Saint Avitus have been preserved. He was buried in the Cathedral of Vienne (A.D. 525).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Avitus of Vienne”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2012. Web. 27 November 2020. <>