Saint Maurice of Aganaum, born in the 3rd century, was a general in the Roman army. He and his six thousand African soldiers were ordered to put down a rebellion against the empire. When Maurice discovered the rebels were Christians, he and his men refused to fight their fellow Christians. They also refused to sacrifice to the Roman gods. For this, the emperor had Saint Maurice and nearly all of his Theban Legion executed.
Feast Day: September 22
Patronage: Army, Infantry, Soldiers, Swiss Guard