Saint Maurice

Saint Maurice

[san maw-rees]
noun
a river in S Quebec, Canada, flowing S and SE to the St. Lawrence River at Three Rivers: lower course in valley called La Mauricie. 325 miles (523 km) long.
Also, Saint-Maurice.
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saint maurice

Christian soldier whose alleged martyrdom, with his comrades, inspired a cult still practiced today. Among those martyred with him were SS. Vitalis, Candidus, and Exuperius. He is the patron saint of the Vatican's Swiss Guard.

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