St. Maximinus was the Bishop of Trier, Germany, from 332, and a miracle worker. He was probably born at Silly, France, and became the bishop of Trier, giving refuge to St. Athanasius in 336. Maximinus was an ardent enemy of the Arian heretics, opposing them in the councils of Milan, Sardica, and Cologne. He was a known miracle worker and apologist for orthodox Catholicism and was called one of the most courageous bishops of his time by St. Jerome.
He is the Patron Saint of Trier; invoked as protection against perjury, loss at sea and destructive rains.