Saint Maurus

detail of the painting 'Saint Maurus' by Valentin Lefebvre, latter 17th century; Saint Maurus chapel, Abbey of Santa Giustina, Padua, Italy; photographed on 28 December 2013 by YukioSanjo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Mauro



Born to the nobility, the son of Equitius, a senator, and Giulia. Disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia at age 12. Studied with Saint Placid. Deacon. Benedictine monk. Assisted Saint Benedict at Subiaco, Italy, and at Monte Cassino in 528. Founder and abbot of the abbey at Glanfeuil, France in 543; it was later renamed for him. Could heal by prayer, and there are multiple stories of him bringing the dead back to life. At the moment of the death of Saint Benedict, Maurus received a vision of his old teacher travelling a street that led to heaven.






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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maurus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 October 2016. Web. 27 October 2016. <>