Saint Livinus

detail from the painting 'The Martyrdom of Saint Livinus'; by Pieter Pauwel Rubens, 1633; Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Apostle of Flanders
  • Lebwin
  • Liévin
  • Lievens

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Son of a Scottish nobleman and an Irish princess, he was raised in Ireland, and studied there and in England. Ordained by Saint Augustine of Canterbury. Highly successful missionary to Flanders, Belgium with three companions. Bishop of Ghent, Belgium. Tortured by pagans, his tongue was torn out to stop his preaching; legend says tongue continued to preach on its own. Martyr.

Born

  • in the British Isles

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Livinus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 April 2020. Web. 24 September 2020. <>