Saint for the Day - November 27 - St. Maximus
St. 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
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.
Saint for the Day - St. Maximus
Read about the Saint for today - November 27 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"Masters, do to your servants
that which is just and equal,
knowing that you also have a
Master in heaven."
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