Saint Maximus the Confessor, also known as Maximus the Theologian, was born to nobility and worked for Emperor Heraclius before he became a monk. He worked with Pope Martin I against the Monotheist heresy, the doctrine that Christ had 2 natures but one will. He attended the Lateran Council in 649. He was falsely accused of treason for his orthodox positions, taken prisoner and at 82, tortured (his tongue cut out and right hand cut off) and died. He’s noted for his 90 works on theology, mysticism, and dogmatic instructions and writings.