Book of Saints – Maurus – 15 January

detail of the painting 'Saint Maurus' by Valentin Lefebvre, latter 17th century; Saint Maurus chapel, Abbey of Santa Giustina, Padua, Italy; photographed on 28 December 2013 by YukioSanjo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Abbot (January 15) (6th century) The first disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Maurus was with him as a monk both at Subiaco, where Saint Benedict founded the Benedictine Order, and afterwards at Monte Cassino. The tradition is that about A.D. 528 Saint Maurus was sent by Saint Benedict into France to found monasteries there, and that in effect he established the great Abbey of Glanfeuil on the Loire. He is said to have resigned his position some time before his death and to have retired to a hermit’s cell. He passed away A.D. 584. His relics were several times translated from church to church during the next twelve hundred years, and finally disappeared in the catastrophe of the great French Revolution.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maurus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 December 2016. Web. 14 December 2017. <>