Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Maurus of Subiaco Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.Feastday: January 15th
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Portrayal and Imagery: St. Maurus is shown as abbot with abbot's crosier, book and cross around his neck. At his feet there is a little chained devil.
Patron Saint of cripples; invoked against rheumatism, epilepsy, gout, hoarseness, cold; Azores; charcoal burners; cobblers; coppersmiths; shoemakers.
Maurus was born in 510 as the son of a Roman noble. Already at the young age of twelve, he became assistant of St. Benedict of Nursia and most probably succeeded him as abbot of Subiaco Abbey in 525 when Benedict moved to Montecassino. According to Gregory the Great, he saved Placidus from drowning and had extraordinary healing powers. It is believed that Maurus died of plague in Gaul.