Maximus of Aveia
|Saint Maximus of Aquila|
|Roman Catholic Church|
He was born in Aveia, nowadays known as Fossa. A deacon, he was martyred for his faith. The tradition says he was tortured and then thrown over a cliff near his native city. This occurred during the persecutions of Decius.
In 1256 the Bishop seat of Aveia was moved to L'Aquila, together with his relics. The newly built cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of L'Aquila was dedicated in his name and that of St. George, another martyr.
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