Exuperius (Theban Legion)
El Greco, The Martyrdom of St Maurice.
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||formerly Gembloux Abbey|
Exuperius’ relics were translated in the 10th century to Gembloux Abbey. This translation was performed by the monastery’s founder, Saint Guibert (Guibertus), who dedicated the monastery in honor of Saint Peter and Saint Exuperius. The saint thus enjoyed special veneration at Gembloux; Sigebert of Gembloux wrote a long poem on the martyrdom of the Theban Legion. The buildings of the abbey, which largely survived, are used for the Agronomical University of Gembloux.
- Henry Wace, A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines (1880), 439.
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sigebert of Gembloux