Book of Saints – Maximus – 30 October


(Saint) Martyr (October 30) (4th century) The Roman Martyrology places the scene of the martyrdom of this Saint at Apamea in Phrygia, whereas there are many reasons for identifying him with a Martyr of the same name who suffered at Cuma in Southern Italy. In the one and the other case the Martyrs perished under Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century, and their Feast days are both October 30. There is, moreover, or rather there once was, a town or village in the neighbourhood of Cuma called Apamea. However this may be, we have of Saint Maximus the usual account of a series of savage torturings and prolix examinations, preceding his sentence and execution.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maximus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 March 2015. Web. 27 March 2019. <>