St. Maurice

St. Maurice, who lived in the third century, was an officer in a legion of Christian soldiers from Upper Egypt. When St. Maurice and the Christian soldiers, as many as 6,600 men, refused to be involved in pagan sacrifices before battle, they were killed by their fellow soldiers. The saint was martyred circa 287 in what is now Switzerland. St. Maurice is patron saint of alpine troops.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.