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Viventiolus, St.


Twenty-fourth bishop of Lyons; d. c. 523524. A monk and teacher at St. Croyland, or Condet, he was elected bishop of Lyons (c. 514) on the recommendation of avitus, Archbishop of Vienne. He was present at the Fifth Council of Lyons (c. 516) and at the Council of Epaon (517). He presided at the sixth Council of Lyons (c. 518), which dealt with a number of disciplinary matters. Avitus praises his zeal and affection in the five extant letters he wrote to him. Fragments of the extant works of Viventiolus are available in Migne (Patrologia Latina 67:994996).

Feast: July 12.

Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum July 3:290291. g. w. daniell, A Dictionary of Christian Biography, ed. w. smith and h. wace 4:1166. h. leclerq, Dictionnaire d'archéologie chrétienne et de liturgie, ed. f. cabrol, h. leclercq, and h. i. marrou10.1:201203.

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