Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Maximilian of Thebeste


Martyred at Thebeste near Carthage, 12 March 295. Thinking a Christian was not permitted to be a soldier, he refused to enter the army and was beheaded. Since death was not then the legal punishment for those who refused to join the army, it is probable that he was beheaded because he gave his Christianity as the reason of his refusal. He was buried at Carthage by the noble matron Pompejana.

MLA Citation

  • Michael Ott. “Saint Maximilian of Thebeste”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 March 2013. Web. 25 September 2021. <>