Blessed Rabanus Maurus

Blessed Rabanus Maurus presenting his work to Pope Gregory IVAlso known as

  • Hrabanus Maurus
  • Maurus Magnentius Rabanus
  • Reabanus Maurus
  • Rhabanus Maurus



He grew up in the abbey in Fulda, Germany. Spiritual student of Saint Alcuin of Tours and Saint Eigil. Benedictine monk. Headmaster of the abbey school. Deacon. Priest, ordained by Saint Astolfus of Mainz. Abbot. Bishop of Mainz, Germany. Noted for his charity, feeding up to 300 poor people at his house each day. Promoted the education of the clergy. Wrote bible commentaries, homilies, poetry, including one that praised and preserved the memory of Saint Frederick of Utrecht.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Rabanus Maurus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 May 2020. Web. 13 June 2021. <>