ST. MAXIMINUS, C. FIRST ARCHBISHOP OF AIX IN
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 Aries, supposed by the people of the country to have
been the man born blind whom our Redcemer healed Their relics are
shown, with those of many other saints, at St. Maximin’s, 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. Victor’s at Marseilles, was given by St.
Louis’s 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. Maxi minus a disciple of