Book of Saints – Maximus – 18 November


(Saint) Bishop (November 18) (4th century) The nineteenth Bishop of Mainz or Mayence. He succeeded Saint Lucius, who was strangled in Phrygia by the Arians. Saint Maximus himself was again and again driven from his See by the Arian faction, but he steadily clung to his post. He was distinguished by his literary attainments, and wrote several works bearing on the controversies of his time. He seems to have been eminently successful as a Pastor of souls, and held his See for about a quarter of a century. At length, worn out with suffering and fatigue, he nominated Sidonius, a trustworthy Ecclesiastic, to succeed him and shortly afterwards passed away (A.D. 378).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2015. Web. 19 January 2019. <>