Maximus of Aveia

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Saint Maximus of Aquila
Died ~250 AD
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Feast June 10
Patronage L'Aquila

Saint Maximus of Aveia (d. ca. 250 AD) (sometimes also known as Saint Maximus of Aquila) is one of the patron saints of L'Aquila, Italy.

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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