St. Maurice

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/22

Patron Of: Gout

22 September
Layman. Soldier. Officer in a legion of Christian soldiers from Upper Egypt during the reign of Emperor Maximian Herculius. His legion, as many as 6600 men, was massacred en masse by their own side when they refused to participate in pagan sacrifices prior to battle. One of the Martys of the Theban Legion.
martyred c.287 at Aaunum, an area of modern Switzerland
 against cramps
 alpine troops
 Manresa, Spain
 Piedmont, Italy
 Pontifical Swiss Guards
 Stadtsulza, Germany
 soldier being executed with other soldiers
 knight (sometimes a Moor) in full armour, bearing a standard and a palm
 knight in armour with a red cross on his breast, which is the badge of the Sardinian Order of Saint Maurice

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