Saint Maro

painting of Saint Maron, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Maro of Beit-Marun
  • Maron
  • Marone
  • Maroun



Hermit who lived near the Orontes River at Cyrrhus, generally in the open with no shelter. When he found a pagan temple, he dedicated it to God and made it his oratory. Ordained in 405. Spent his nights standing in prayer. Had the gift of healing, both physical ills and of vices. Founded monasteries and trained monks in Syria. Friend of and greatly revered by Saint John Chrysostom. Spiritual teacher of Saint Limnaeus. The Maronite Christians take their name from the saint.



  • 433 of natural causes
  • buried between Apamea and Emesa, where a monastery grew up around his tomb



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maro“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2020. Web. 22 June 2021. <>