|Rev. Alban Butler (171173). Volume VI: June.|
The Lives of the Saints. 1866.
|St. Maximinus, First Archbishop of Aix, Confessor|
|HE planted the faith in that country, probably before the close of the first century, about the same time it was first preached at Marseilles. He is said by some moderns to have been one of the disciples of our Lord. St. Sedonius was his successor, and second bishop of Arles, supposed by the people of the country to have been the man born blind whom our Redeemer healed. Their relics are shown with those of many other saints at St. Maximins, a town six leagues from Aix, built at the place where this saint was buried. The monastery, which was formerly of the Order of St. Bennet and dependent on St. Victors at Marseilles, was given by St. Lewiss brother, Charles, count of Provence, to the Dominicans, who enjoy it with extraordinary privileges, and an exemption of the whole town from the spiritual jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Aix. On St. Maximinus, see Gallia Christ. Nova. t. 1. p. 299. Maurolycus seems to have been the first who called St. Maximinus a disciple of our Lord.|| 1|