Basic Information
Name

Maroun of Syria

Feast Day

February 9

Short Bio

The Father of the Maronite Church, Maroun was deeply monastic with emphasis on the spiritual and ascetic aspects of life. He cultivated a wide following of disciples, and earned the love and respect of St. John Chrysostom. His conversion of a pagan temple into his oratory was a landmark in the conversion of Syria – and then Lebanon – to Christ. He lived much of his life outdoors, embracing the elements, and using his natural and miraculous abilities to heal bodies and souls.

Born

350 AD

Died

433 AD

Patron of

Maronite Catholics

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Personal
Born in

Syria

Lived in

Syria

Gender

Male

Form of Passing

Natural Causes

Roles

Abbot, Hermit

Century

4th Century, 5th Century

Vocation

Religious Life, Priesthood

Details & Interests
Name Variations

Maro of Beit-Marun, Maron, Maro, Maroun

Canonization Status
Canonization

Pre-Congregation Canonization

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