Book of Saints – Maximus – 25 June


(Saint) Bishop (June 25) (5th century) A celebrated Bishop of Turin who governed his flock wisely and successfully in the troublous times of the Barbarian inroads into Italy. In the Acts of the Council of Rome (A.D. 465) his signature follows immediately on that of the Pope, Saint Hilary. His death occurred A.D. 470 at latest. Gennadius describes him as one of the brightest lights of the Church of the fifth century, by reason of his zeal and care of the spiritual and temporal well-being of his flock, and of his fervent eloquence and profound learning. His Homilies, which have been several times published, are very useful, and several of them appeal as much to the Christian mind of the twentieth century Faithful as they did that of his hearers, fourteen hundred years ago.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2015. Web. 21 February 2019. <>