In 286, Maximilian, the emperor of the West, ordered the legion of Thebes (Egypt) to exterminate the Christians of Gaul. But the 6,000 soldiers, led by Maurice, are themselves Christians and refuse to carry out the orders. They are massacred in Agaune, in the Swiss Valais. At IVe century, a basilica was erected there.
tomorrow Saint Pio de Pietrelcina