Book of Saints – Vivian – 21 January


(Saint) Bishop (January 21) (6th century) A Scottish Saint whose name is also written Vimmin or Vimian. He appears to have been Abbot of a monastery in Fife, and one tradition is that he was there consecrated Bishop. He died A.D. 579. Forbes’ Kalendar of Scottish Saints has some interesting details about him; but his whole history is confused. The Aberdeen Breviary gives the Liturgical Office for the Feast of Saint Vivian.


(Viminus) (Saint) Bishop (January 21) (7th century) The Abbot of a monastery in Fife, and later a Bishop. He is alleged to have died A.D. 615.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Vivian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 December 2016. Web. 15 January 2021. <>