Book of Saints – Maximus – 20 August


(Saint) (August 20) (4th century) A disciple of Saint Martin of Tours, and probably a native of Aquitaine. He left the world for the solitude of a hermitage, but his singular sanctity becoming known, he took refuge from his admirers in a monastery. But the monks insisted on electing him to be their Abbot, on which he departed in search again of solitude. He finally settled at Chinon in Touraine. On disciples again gathering about him, he resigned himself to the inevitable, and founded a monastery for them. It was there that he died. Saint Gregory of Tours enlarges at great length on his merits and virtues, and on the great services he rendered to the people in his vicinity in various troubles that came upon them.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2015. Web. 22 February 2019. <>