Maurinus of Cologne

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Maurinus Shrine in St. Pantaleon

Maurinus of Cologne († on June 10th before the 10th century in Cologne ) was, according to the inscription on his coffin, abbot and died a martyr . He is a saint of the Catholic Church ; his feast day is June 10th.

Little is known about his personality. His martyrdom is possibly related to the Viking incursions in 881/882 . The labeled coffin with its bones was found in 966 when the St. Pantaleon Church in Cologne was rebuilt . In 1180 a valuable shrine was made for the relics , in which they are kept to this day.

The church of St. Maurinus (Lützenkirchen) is dedicated to him.

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