Saint Martinian the Hermit Biography
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|
|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.