Saint Maurus Miracle
One day, St. Benedict was in his cell and had a vision of one of his disciples, St. Placid, falling into a lake. He told Saint Maurus to run to the lake and pull out the man. When Saint Maurus arrived at the lake, he didn’t notice that as he ran into the lake to save the man, he walked across the water. Saint Maurus pulled Placid from the lake and never sank into the water.
Saint Maurus Sent to France
In 543 A.D., Saint Maurus was sent to France to spread the order of St. Benedict. He founded the Abbey of Glanfeuil and became the abbot of the abbey. Saint Maurus remained the abbot for the next thirty-eight years, at which point he retired. He erected a small living space close to the Church of St. Martin and prayed fervently, preparing himself for life in Paradise.
Saint Maurus Died
Saint Maurus lived in solitude for two years and then became ill. He received the Last Rites and died in front of the altar of St. Martin on January 15, 584.
Blessing of Saint Maurus
Saint Maurus was given the gift of healing by Jesus Christ. He performed many miracles by performing blessings over the sick and injured with a relic from the true Cross of Christ. a healed a crippled and mute boy saying, “In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity, and supported by the merits of the most holy Father benedict, I bid you to rise, stand upon your feet and be cured.” The young boy stood up and walked, praising the Lord.