Monday, January 27, 2020

Saint Martin of Tours Feast Day – November 11 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop

Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop is the Patron Saint of

1. Against poverty;
2. Against alcoholism;
3. Baħrija, Malta;
4. Beggars;
5. Beli Manastir;
6. Archdiocese of Bratislava;
7. Buenos Aires;
8. Burgenland;
9. Cavalry;
10. Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade;
11. Dieburg;
12. Edingen equestrians;
13. Foiano della Chiana;
14. France;
15. Geese;
16. Horses;
17. Hotel-keepers;
18. Innkeepers;
19. Kortrijk;
20. Diocese of Mainz;
21. Montemagno;
22. Olpe;
23. Ourense;
24. Pietrasanta;
25. Pontifical Swiss Guards;
26. Quartermasters;
27. Reformed alcoholics;
28. Riders;
29. Taal, Batangas;
30. Bocaue, Bulacan;
31. Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart;
32. Soldiers;
33. Tailors;
34. Utrecht;
35. Vintners;
36. Virje;
37. Wine growers;
38. Wine makers;
39. Wissmannsdorf and Villadoz

Saint Martin of Tours Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Bishops who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop brief life History

Date of Birth 316 or 336 AD
Country of Birth Hungary in Europe
Profession Bishop of Tours and Confessor
Place of Work Tours, France
Date of Death November 8, 397
Place of Death Candes, Gaul (modern-day France)
Saint Martin of Tours Feast Day November 11
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Against poverty;
2. Against alcoholism;
3. Baħrija, Malta;
4. Beggars;
5. Beli Manastir;
6. Archdiocese of Bratislava;
7. Buenos Aires;
8. Burgenland;
9. Cavalry;
10. Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade;
11. Dieburg;
12. Edingen equestrians;
13. Foiano della Chiana;
14. France;
15. Geese;
16. Horses;
17. Hotel-keepers;
18. Innkeepers;
19. Kortrijk;
20. Diocese of Mainz;
21. Montemagno;
22. Olpe;
23. Ourense;
24. Pietrasanta;
25. Pontifical Swiss Guards;
26. Quartermasters;
27. Reformed alcoholics;
28. Riders;
29. Taal, Batangas;
30. Bocaue, Bulacan;
31. Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart;
32. Soldiers;
33. Tailors;
34. Utrecht;
35. Vintners;
36. Virje;
37. Wine growers;
38. Wine makers;
39. Wissmannsdorf and Villadoz

Saint Martin of Tours Feast Day Short life History

When a mere boy, Martin became a Christian catechumen against his parents’ wish; and at fifteen was therefore seized by his father, a pagan soldier, and enrolled in the army. One winter’s day, when stationed at Amiens, he met a beggar almost naked and frozen with cold. Having no money, he cut his cloak in two and gave him the half.

That night he saw Our Lord clothed in the half cloak, and heard Him say to the angels: “Martin, yet a catechumen, hath wrapped Me in this garment.” This decided him to be baptized, and shortly after he left the army. He succeeded in converting his mother; but, being driven from his home by the Arians, he took shelter with St. Hilary, and founded near Poitiers the first monastery in France.

In 372 he was made Bishop of Tours. His flock, though Christian in name, was still pagan in heart. Unarmed and attended only by his monks, Martin destroyed the heathen temples and groves, and completed by his preaching and miracles the conversion of the people, whence he is known as the Apostle of Gaul. His last eleven years were spent in humble toil to atone for his faults, while God made manifest by miracles the purity of his soul.

Today’s Saint Martin of Tours Feast Day Quote:

It was for Christ crucified that St. Martin worked. Are you working for the same Lord?

Saint Martin of Tours Feast Day
Saint Martin of Tours Feast Day