Saints of the Day – Maximus of Nola, Bishop


Died after 250. More about Saint Maximus can be found in the life of Saint Felix of Nola, whom Maximus ordained to the priesthood. During the Decius’s persecution of the Christians, Saint Maximus was forced to flee his see of Nola. In the mountains of southern Italy, he nearly died of exposure and hunger but was rescued by Saint Felix and died as a result of his hardships under tender care of his flock (Benedictines). In art Saint Maximus has grapes growing on brambles near him. He may also be shown ordaining Saint Felix (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 2 December 2021. <>