Saint Maurus was the first disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia. He is mentioned in Saint Gregory the Great's biography of the latter as the first oblate; offered to the monastery by his noble Roman parents as a young boy to be brought up in the monastic life. 

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Madonna and Child with St.Maurus - by Francesco Solimena, Castel Nuovo Napoli

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Saint Maurus was the first disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia. He is mentioned in Saint Gregory the Great's biography of the latter as the first oblate; offered to the monastery by his noble Roman parents as a young boy to be brought up in the monastic life.

Francesco Solimena [Public domain]

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