St. Maurus was a disciple of St. Benedict and his chief support at Sacro Speco. He was a model of religious virtues, especially of obedience. In 543 he went to France and became the founder and superior of the abbey at Glanfeuil, later known by his name. Died in 584. He is the patron saint of charcoal burners, coppersmiths etc., in Belgium of shoemakers.
See: Fra Filippo Lippi St. Benedict Orders St. Maurus to the Rescue of St. Placidus.
Peter Paul Rubens St. Gregory, St. Maurus, St. Papianus and St. Domitilla.
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