Book of Saints – Maxima – 2 September


(Saint) Martyr (September 2) (4th century) A victim at Rome of the persecution under Diocletian (A.D. 304). She appears to have been arraigned before the judges at the same time as Saint Ansanus. Both were scourged; but while Ansanus survived to be taken for execution to Siena in Tuscany, Maxima expired under the lash. The Roman scourge was often loaded with leaden balls or spiked, and it was no uncommon occurrence for its infliction to have fatal consequences.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Maxima”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 December 2014. Web. 20 April 2021. <>