Fr. Benedictine Cong. of St. Maur; named after Maurus (or Maur; ca. 512584; b. perhaps Rome, It.; legendary Fr. monk; disciple of Benedict* of Nursia); founded 1621 by L. Bénard* as part of reform movement begun 1589 at the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Vanne, Verdun, Fr.; known for scholarship (see Mabillon, Jean; Martène, Edmond; Montfaucon, Bernard de); suppressed by Fr. Revolution (see Church and State, 15; France, 5); dissolved 1818 by Pius VII (see Popes, 27).
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