Saint Maurice

detail of a miniature of Saint Maurice in an illuminated manuscript edition of 'Passion de saint Maurice et de ses compagnons de Jacopo Antonio Marcello' by Giovanni Bellini, c.1453; currently in the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, France; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Mauritius
  • Moritz
  • Morris

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Layman. Soldier. Officer in a legion of Christian soldiers from Upper Egypt during the reign of Emperor Maximian Herculeus. His legion, as many as 6600 men, was massacred en masse by their own side when they refused to participate in pagan sacrifices prior to battle. One of the Martyrs of the Theban Legion.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maurice“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2018. Web. 14 November 2018. <>