St. Maurice

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/22


Patron Of: Gout

Mauritius
Memorial
22 September
Profile
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.
Died
martyred c.287 at Aaunum, an area of modern Switzerland
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Patronage
 against cramps
 alpine troops
 armies
 Austria
 clothmakers
 cramps
 dyers
 gout
 infantrymen
 Manresa, Spain
 Piedmont, Italy
 Pontifical Swiss Guards
 Sardinia
 soldiers
 Stadtsulza, Germany
 swordsmiths
 weavers
Representation
 banner
 soldier
 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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