Saint Invenzio of Pavia

Also known as

  • Evencija
  • Evencio
  • Evenzio
  • Invencij
  • Invencito
  • Jovencio
  • Juvencij



Bishop of Pavia, Italy from 381 to 397, chosen for the see by Saint Ambrose of Milan. Attended the Council of Aquileia in 390 and the Council of Milan, signing the letter condemning the theological errors of Jovinian. A tireless evangelist for the faith in his diocese.


  • February 397 in Pavia, Italy of natural causes
  • buried in the church of Saints Nazario and Celso; the church was later re-dedicated as Saint Ivenzio
  • relics re-discovered in 1574
  • relics re-enshrined in 1789 when the church was damaged


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Invenzio of Pavia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 February 2017. Web. 23 June 2021. <>