Book of Saints – Maximian – 9 June


(Saint) Bishop (June 9) (6th century) A Sicilian by birth and a member of the monastic community Saint Gregory the Great established in his family mansion on the Coelian Hill. He served both Saint Gregory and his predecessor Pelagius as their representative at the Court of Constantinople, and in Rome for a time acted as minister to Saint Gregory. The latter appointed him Bishop of Syracuse and his Legate in Sicily, where the Saint died (A.D. 594) in the third year of his Episcopate. To the zeal, wisdom and virtues of Saint Maximian Saint Gregory bears eloquent testimony in his Letters, speaking of him as ” a man of holy memory, a most faithful servant of God, a worthy Father of his Church, and after death a member of the Heavenly Choir.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 December 2014. Web. 21 February 2019. <>