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
Established515
Dedicated toSaint Maurice
People
Founder(s)Sigismund of Burgundy
AbbotMost Rev. Jean César Scarcella, C.R.A.
Architecture
Functional statusAbbey
Heritage designationCultural Property of National and Regional Significance
StyleRomanesque
Site
Coordinates46.219358°N 7.003451°E / 46.219358; 7.003451

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