Saint Marius Aventicus

Also known as

  • Marius Aventicensis

Memorial

Profile

Born to a rich, distinguished family with roots in the Roman empire. Ordained as a young man. Bishop of Avenches, Switzerland in 574; he later moved his see to Lausanne. Participated in the Council of Mâcon in 585. A skilled goldsmith, he made altar vessels by hand. Noted as scholar, a man of prayer, and a protector of the poor. A chronicle of his time has survived; it purports to be a continuation of the Chronicon Imperiale of Prosper Tiro, covers from 455 to 581, and is a key source for Burgundian and Franconian history.

Born

Died

Canonized

Representation

  • farm tools
  • goldsmith tools

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marius Aventicus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 December 2013. Web. 19 September 2014. <>