Abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune

The Abbey of Saint Maurice, Agaunum (French: Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune or Saint-Maurice-en-Valais) is a Swiss monastery of canons regular in Saint-Maurice, Canton of Valais, which dates from the 6th century. It is situated against a cliff in a section of the road between Geneva and the Simplon Pass (to northern Italy).[1] The abbey itself is a territorial abbacy and not part of any diocese. It is best known for its connection to the martyrdom of the Theban Legion, its original practice of perpetual psalmody, and a collection of art and antiquity.

Abbey of Saint Maurice
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice
Abbey bell tower (11th century)
Location within Switzerland
Monastery information
Other namesSaint-Maurice-en-Valais
OrderCanons Regular of St. Augustine
Dedicated toSaint Maurice
Founder(s)Sigismund of Burgundy
AbbotMost Rev. Jean César Scarcella, C.R.A.
Functional statusAbbey
Heritage designationCultural Property of National and Regional Significance
Coordinates46.219358°N 7.003451°E / 46.219358; 7.003451

The abbey is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[2]