Saint Martinian the Hermit – Saint of the Day – February 13

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Saint Martinian the Hermit Biography

Saint Martinian the Hermit Profile. Born: 350 AD in Palestinian Territories, Asia. Worked in Greece. Died: 398 AD in Athens, Greece. Feast Day is celebrated on February 13.

The Memorial of Saint Martinian the Hermit – Saint of the Day

Saint Martinian the Hermit Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 350 AD
Country of Birth Palestinian Territories in Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession Hermit
Place of Work Greece
Date of Death 398 AD
Place of Death Athens, Greece
Feast Day February 13
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A


Saint Martinian the Hermit was a hermit from the tender age of 8 years. He became a miracle worker. However, legends say that one day a bedraggled woman named Zoe showed at his door requesting some hospitality. He welcomed her to his house but soon her true colours were revealed as she tried to seduce Martinian.
After he realized the intensity of the temptations, he set up a fire and had his legs in. The pain was so much and Martinian said: “If I cannot stand this fire how will I stand the fires of hell?”. He then counseled the lady and later converted her to a nun in Bethlehem.
To save himself, he secluded himself to a rock surrounded all sides by the sea and lived by bread and water brought by Christians who visited thrice a year. He spent the rest of his days in Athens.

St. Martinian the Hermit
St. Martinian the Hermit

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