Book of Saints – Maximus – 27 November

illustration of Saint Maximus, Bishop, from 'Pictorial Lives of the Saints'Article

(Saint) Bishop (November 27) (5th century) The second Abbot of the great island monastery of Lerins in the Mediterranean. His fame for talent and virtue led to several attempts to make him accept the charge of a Diocese. And at length the Ecclesiastical authorities prevailed upon him to take upon himself the charge of the Diocese of Riez, to which he was consecrated by Saint Hilary (A.D. 434). As a Bishop, he was loved, feared and respected by all on account of his charity, vigilance and energy. He died A.D. 462, having built several churches and monasteries, which in the course of ages came to be called after him. His contemporary and immediate successor, Faustus, wrote his life.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2015. Web. 20 January 2019. <>