Saint Maximus of Turin

detail of a painting of Saint Maximus of Turin, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


First known bishop of Turin, Italy. In 451 he attended the synod of Milan where northern Italian bishops accepted the letter of Pope Leo I which set forth the orthodox doctrine of the Incarnation. Attended the the Synod of Rome in 465. Theological writer with 118 homilies, 116 sermons, and 6 treatises surviving.

Legend says that a cleric one day followed him with evil intention to a retired chapel. The cleric suddenly became so thirsty that he implored Maximus for help. A roe happened to pass by, which Maximus caused to stop so the cleric could drink its milk.



  • c.466 of natural causes




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maximus of Turin“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 June 2020. Web. 21 April 2021. <>