Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.
Saint Maurice And His Companions.
Feast Day 22 September.
English: Saint Maurice is received by Saint Erasmus, Bishop and Martyr, Patron Saint of The Military and one of The Fourteen Holy Helpers (The Fourteen Auxiliary Saints).
Deutsch: Empfang des Hl. Erasmus durch Hl. Mauritius, Gesamtansicht.
Artist: Matthias Grünewald.
Current location: Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
When The Emperor Maximian led his army into Gaul, The Theban Legion composed of 660 soldiers under the command of Saint Maurice, refused to take part in the ceremonies in honour of the gods.
They were massacred out of hatred for the name of Christ, about 286 A.D., at Agaunum, now called Saint Maurice (Valais, Switzerland).