Sunday, December 15, 2019

Blessed Maurus of Pécs – Saint of the Day – 25 October (since 1913), 4th Sunday in October (prior to 1913) and December 4 (Benedictines)

Blessed Maurus of Pécs Biography

Blessed Maurus of Pécs Profile. Born: 1000 AD in Hungary, Europe. Worked in Hungary. Died: 1075 AD in Hungary. Feast Day is celebrated on 25 October (since 1913), 4th Sunday in October (prior to 1913) and December 4 (Benedictines).

The Memorial of Blessed Maurus of Pécs – Saint of the Day

Blessed Maurus of Pécs Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 1000 AD
Country of Birth Hungary in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Bishops
Profession missionary
Place of Work Hungary
Date of Death 1075 AD
Place of Death Hungary
Feast Day 25 October (since 1913), 4th Sunday in October (prior to 1913) and December 4 (Benedictines)
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius IX (cultus confirmation) on 22 July 1848
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of Diocese of Pécs, Hungary


Blessed Maurus of Pécs Biography

Blessed Maurus of Pécs was also known as Maurus of Nitra. He was a Benedictine monk in his youth at the San Martin monastery in Pannonhalma, Hungary. He lived in his monastery from 1029 till 1036, having been chosen by Saint Stephen of Hungary. He was a very close friend of Saint Emeric of Hungary. He became the Bishop of Pécs, Hungary in 1036. He was the second bishop of the diocese, and possibly the first bishop born in the kingdom of Hungary. There, he served for over 30 years. During his time, he finished the construction of the cathedral in Pécs. Also, he Survived the pagan uprising during the reign of King Peter I, and helped celebrate the coronation of the Christian king Andrew I in 1046. Mauro was the Courtier to King Andrew. He was very instrumental in finding the Tihany Abbey in 1055.
Maurice was the peacemaker between warring political factions in Hungary. He Wrote Legend of Saints Benedict and Andrew Zorard c.1064, making him the first Hungarian ecclesiastical writer and hagiographer.