Saints of the Day – Maurus of Cesena, O.S.B., Bishop

detail of a holy card of Saint Maurus of Cesena, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

Died 946. Roman Saint Maurus, nephew of Pope John IX, was ordained a priest, then joined the monks of Classe at Ravenna in 926, where he became abbot. In 934, he was consecrated bishop of Cesena. He built a cell on the hill overlooking the city, where he would spend part of his time in prayer. After his death, the cell grew into the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria del Monte (Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 October 2021. Web. 16 October 2021. <>