Book of Saints – Venantius Fortunatus

Saint Venantius FortunatusArticle

(Saint) Bishop (December 14) (7th century) The PoetSaint, author of the Passion Hymn, Pange lingua, and possibly of the Vexilla Regis. He was an Italian who settled in Gaul at the time when his own country was overrun by the Barbarians. He was in great favour with Queen Saint Radigund, and was made Bishop of Poitiers. He was a voluminous writer, both in prose and in verse. He died A.D. 609, after over forty years of Episcopate.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Venantius Fortunatus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 December 2016. Web. 23 October 2020. <>