St. Martin of Tours (Feast Day – November 11)


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Happy Feast Day of St. Martin of Tours!

St. Martin of Tours was a Bishop of Tours, a shrine in France. He is one of the most popular and recognizable Saints of the Church. He is the Patron Saint of soldiers.

On a trip over the Alps to visit his parents, he was attacked by robbers who not only wanted to steal what he owned but threatened to take his life. Calm and unperturbed, Martin spoke to the robbers about God. One of the robbers was so impressed that he converted and became a law-abiding citizen.

Many miracles have been attributed to him. In one case out of many a father came to him grief stricken that his daughter had never spoken. Martin healed her by asking her to say her father’s name — which she did.

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