Book of Saints – Maurinus


(Saint) Abbot, Martyr (June 10) (Date unknown) Of this Saint we know no more than that in the year 966, when the Abbey Church of Saint Pantaleo at Cologne was being rebuilt there was discovered a tomb with the inscription, “Here lie the bones of Saint Maurinus, Abbot and Martyr, who was martyred in the porch of this church on June 10.” The year is not indicated. The body in the tomb bore traces of torture and signs of violent death. Many miracles (for an account of which Surius may be consulted) were wrought on those who had recourse to the prayers of the personage whose bones they were, and were accepted by the Ecclesiastical authorities as sufficient proof of the substantial accuracy of the inscription. Thus, Saint Maurinus obtained a popular cultus at Cologne and a place in the later Martyrologies. In A.D. 1820 his relics were translated to another of the Cologne churches.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maurinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2014. Web. 9 March 2021. <>