Book of Saints – Maurus – 21 November


(Saint) Bishop (November 21) (7th century) Saint Maurus, Bishop of Vienne (France), was renowned for his humility and for his care of the poor, for whose benefit he established several Houses of Refuge. Late in his life he resigned his See and retired to a hermitage, and for seven years lived a life of great austerity. It is related that, warned by an Angel, he returned to the city and entered a church where, while engaged in prayer, he tranquilly expired (A.D. 600 about); and it is added that at once the bells of all the churches began of themselves to toll, and so to announce to his former flock the news of his happy end.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maurus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2014. Web. 7 May 2021. <>