Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Venantius, Martyr

detail from the painting 'Saint Peter Martyr and Saint Venetianus of Camerino' by Carlo Crivelli, 1482, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, ItalyArticle

He made a glorious confession of his faith, and after suffering many torments was beheaded in the persecution of Decius in 250, at Camerino, a city near the marquisate of Ancona in Italy; of which place he was a native. His body is kept with singular veneration in that city. Pope Clement X. who had been bishop of Camerino, had a particular devotion to this martyr, who suffered very young. See the Bollandists.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Venantius, Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. Saints.SQPN.com. 12 May 2013. Web. 28 August 2014. <>