The Memorial of Saint Maximus of Riez
Saint Maximus of Riez is the Patron Saint of Riez, France
Saint Maximus of Riez Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Bishops who became Saints
Saint Maximus of Riez brief life History
|Date of Birth||Early 5th Century AD|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Profession||Bishop of Riez|
|Place of Work||Riez, France|
|Date of Death||460 AD|
|Place of Death||Riez, France|
|Feast Day||27 November|
|Patron Saint of||Riez, France|
Saint Maximus of Riez Feast Day Short life History
St Maximus of Riez was raised in a Christian home, in his youth he began to live as a hermit there.
He became a Monk at the monastery founded by Saint Honoratius in Lerins, France.
He later became an Abbot in 426; Saint Sidonius wrote about the revitalization of the monastic life under Maximus’ leadership.
He reluctantly became the bishop of Riez, Provence in 434, consecrated by Saint Hilary who had tracked him down at his hermitage.
He Lived as much as a monk as his vocation as bishop would allow. Attended synods at Riez in 439, Orange in 441, and Arles in 454. One of the most influential bishops in the Gaul of his day.
Today’s Saint Maximus of Riez Feast Day Quote:
He became known as a miracle worker and his reputation for wisdom and holiness spread to the point that he fled to live as a forest hermit.