Saint Maurice of Carnoet

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Maurice of Carnoet, late 15th century, date unknown; 2nd bay of the nave in the Saint-Corentin cathedral, Quimper, France; photographed on 25 July 2013 by Thesupermat; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Maurice Duault
  • Maurizio di Langonnet



Studied at the University of Paris. Cistercian monk at Langonette Monastery in France in 1144. Abbot of the house in 1176. Founding abbot of Carnoet Abbey in Brittany. When the woods around the house were threatened by aggressive wolves, Maurice reminded his brothers that wolves were God‘s creations, too, but for their protection he prayed for help, some wolves died, and the attacks ceased.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maurice of Carnoet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 February 2018. Web. 14 May 2021. <>