Book of Saints – Maura – 30 November


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (November 30) (Date unknown) Commemorated at Constantinople, where she met her death. One of the Ionian Islands is named after her. Her popularity as a Saint in the East seems to have been very great indeed; so much so that, powerless to eradicate the veneration in which she was held, Julian the Apostate proclaimed her cult to be no other than of the heathen goddess Aphrodite (Venus), disguised as a Christian Saint. The date and circumstances of her martyrdom are unknown.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maura”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2014. Web. 18 January 2019. <>