Saint Mathurin

detail statue of Saint Mathurin at the church of Tessy-sur-Vire, France; sculptor unknown; photo taken on 18 January 2008 by Theoliane; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Maturinus

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Raised a pagan; his father was even commissioned to persecute Christians by emperor Maximian. Mathurin converted at age 12. Priest at age 20, ordained by Saint Polycarp. Zealous evangelist in his region, even converting his parents. Noted exorcist, even healing Theodora, the daughter of the emperor; his ministry of dealing with the possessed led to his tradition of patronage of the mentally ill.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mathurin“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 June 2018. Web. 25 June 2018. <>