Book of Saints – Magnus – 6 October


(Saint) Bishop (October 6) (7th century) A member of the illustrious Venetian family, Frigeria who became Bishop of Oderzo in the Province of Treviso on the Adriatic. Owing to the inclusions of Rotari, King of the Lombards, Saint Magnus transferred (A.D. 638) his See to Citta Nuova, a new town then called Heraclea in honour of the Emperor Heraclius. Saint Magnus was distinguished for his pastoral zeal and for his personal sanctity. He founded eight of the most prominent churches of Venice, to one of which (San Oeremia) his body was transferred, A.D. 1206. He died at Heraclea about A.D. 660. In Italy Saint Magnus is in the list of Saints styled the Fourteen Helpers.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Magnus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2014. Web. 2 August 2021. <>