Colds / Maurus, 510–584, Feast Day: January 15
A disciple of Saint Benedict, Maurus was praying with his mentor when Benedict had a vision of a fellow monk, Placid, falling into the freezing river and being carried away by the current. He ordered Maurus to rescue him. Maurus ran across the surface of the water and brought Placid to safety. He later crossed the Alps on foot and founded his own monastery.
Other patronages: charcoal burners, coppersmiths
Invoked: against chills