Book of Saints – Crispin of Pavia


CRISPIN of PAVIA (Saint) Bishop (January 7) (5th century) More than one holy Prelate of this name in ancient times illustrated the See of Pavia in Lombardy. One of them in the first half of the third century governed it for thirty-five years, ever solicitous not only for the spiritual advancement of his flock, but also for the temporal well-being of the city. It was probably in his honour that the Feast of Jan. 7 was first instituted, though the entry in the Roman Martyrology is commonly understood to commemorate another Bishop Saint Crispin who subscribed (A.D. 451) the Acts of the Council of Milan in support of Pope Saint Leo the Great, and who was the immediate predecessor of Saint Epiphanius.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Crispin of Pavia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 October 2012. Web. 27 January 2022. <>