Book of Saints – Maurus – 22 November


(Saint) Martyr (November 22) (3rd century) This holy man, from his youth gave himself up to prayer and the exercises of the spiritual life. Coming to man’s estate, he distributed all his wealth among the poor. He was a native of Africa, and like many of his Christian compatriots, was determined on making a pilgrimage to Rome. There he spent three years spreading the Christian Faith and assisting, so far as lay in his power, all who were in distress. At length he was arrested, put to the torture and beheaded. The date given is A.D. 284. The relics of the Saint were to have been carried back to his native Africa; but, in consequence of a shipwreck, they were landed in Southern Italy, and have there remained to this day.

MLA Citation

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