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). 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.
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice
|Order||Canons Regular of St. Augustine|
|Dedicated to||Saint Maurice|
|Founder(s)||Sigismund of Burgundy|
|Abbot||Most Rev. Jean César Scarcella, C.R.A.|
|Heritage designation||Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance|
The abbey is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.