New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Maurus

detail of the painting 'Saint Maurus' by Valentin Lefebvre, latter 17th century; Saint Maurus chapel, Abbey of Santa Giustina, Padua, Italy; photographed on 28 December 2013 by YukioSanjo; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Abbot, died 584. He was a disciple of Saint Benedict, assisting him in the government of Subiaco, and in 528 joined him at Monte Cassino. In 543 Maurus founded the abbey at Glanfeuil, France, which he governed for several years and which was later named for him. Patron of the Azores, coppersmiths, and charcoal-burners; invoked against gout and hoarseness. Emblems: scales, spade, crutch. Relics in San Germain, Paris, destroyed 1793. Feast, Roman Calendar, 15 January.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maurus”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2010. Web. 26 January 2022. <>