Catholic Saints

Saint Maximus

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Maximus
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  • Date of Birth and Death
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  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Maximus
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Maximus: November 27
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Bishop
  • Date of Death: Saint Maximus died 460

The Story and History of Saint Maximus
The story and history of Saint Maximus. Saint Maximus, abbot of Lerins, in succession to St. Honoratus, was remarkable not only for the spirit of recollection, fervor, and piety familiar to him from very childhood, but still more for the gentleness and kindliness with which he governed the monastery which at that time contained many religious, and was famous for the learning and piety of its brethren.

Exhibiting in his own person an example of the most sterling virtues, his exhortations could not fail to prove all-persuasive: loving all his religious, whom it was his delight to consider as one family, he established amongst them that sweet concord, union, and holy emulation for well-doing which render the exercise of authority needless, and makes submission a pleasure. The clergy and people of Frejus, moved by such a shining example, elected Maximus for their bishop, but he took to flight; subsequently be was compelled, however, to accept the see of Riez, where he practised virtue in all gentleness, and died in 460, regretted as the best of fathers.

Feast Day of Saint Maximus
The Feast Day of Saint Maximus is November 27. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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