Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Maurilius, Bishop of Angers, Confessor


In the fifth century, leaving a large estate and a tender mother at Milan, in order to serve God in holy retirement, he addressed himself to Saint Martin of Tours, by whom he was directed in the narrow path of Christian perfection. He founded a monastery on a hill called Prisciac, near the village Calon on the Loire, four miles from Angers, to which he often retired, even after he was made bishop, and where, after his death, his body rested, and was held in great veneration till it was translated from this church, which bore his name, into that of Saint Martin, by Neising, bishop of Angers, about the year 970. It is there exposed in a rich shrine, and has been honoured with many miracles. His life was written by Saint Magnobodus, bishop of Angers, about two hundred years after his death, and by others. That which bears the name of Saint Gregory of Tours does not seem to be his work.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 September 2013. Web. 22 September 2020. <>