Book of Saints – Maximin – 29 March

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(Saint) Bishop (March 29) (4th century) Born near Loudon (Poitou), at the end of the third or beginning of the fourth century, he was a brother of Saint Maxentius, Bishop of Poitiers, and one of a family of Saints. He was educated by Saint Agritius of Treves, whom he succeeded in that See. Saint Jerome speaks of Saint Maximin as “a generous defender of the Faith and one of the most courageous Bishops of his time.” He gloried in receiving the exiled Saint Athanasius as his guest, and surrounded him with all the honours and state due to his Patriarchal dignity. And he extended the same hospitality to Saint Paul, the similarly exiled Patriarch of Constantinople. As a champion of the Catholic Faith in the Trinity, Saint Maximin was prominent in the Councils of Milan, Sardica and Cologne. He died while on a visit to his birthplace in the West of France, about A.D. 349; but his body was later taken back to Treves.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximin”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 December 2014. Web. 20 August 2017. <>