St. Martin of Tours (316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He is most generally portrayed on horseback dividing his cloak with the beggar. Patron saint of France, children, beggars, soldiers, travellers. Feast Day: November 11

St. Martin of Tours (316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He is most generally portrayed on horseback dividing his cloak with the beggar. Patron saint of France, children, beggars, soldiers, travellers. Feast Day: November 11

Martin of Tours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_of_Tours

Martin of Tours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_of_Tours

One of our little McG saints in heaven went to meet the Lord on Nov 11, 2008.  St. Martin and our little Martin in heaven, pray for us!

One of our little McG saints in heaven went to meet the Lord on Nov 11, 2008. St. Martin and our little Martin in heaven, pray for us!

Polyptych by Carlo and Vittore Crivelli: Saint Martin of Tours - Monte San Martino - Marche, Italy

Polyptych by Carlo and Vittore Crivelli: Saint Martin of Tours - Monte San Martino - Marche, Italy

Saint Martin of Tours. Roman imperial soldier, cavalryman, tribune and officer who joined the Church, turned his back on the military life and eventually became bishop of Tours, France.

Saint Martin of Tours. Roman imperial soldier, cavalryman, tribune and officer who joined the Church, turned his back on the military life and eventually became bishop of Tours, France.

St. Martin of Tours, patron saint of geese, was so unwilling to be made a bishop that he hid in a barn full of geese, whose cackling foiled his hiding spot.

St. Martin of Tours, patron saint of geese, was so unwilling to be made a bishop that he hid in a barn full of geese, whose cackling foiled his hiding spot.

St Martin of Tours.- ST MARTIN 1) BIOGRAPHIE. 1.2: VIE DANS L'ARMEE, 9: Pour prouver qu'il n'est pas un lâche et qu'il croit à la providence et à la protection divine, il propose de servir de bouclier humain. Il est enchaîné et exposé à l'ennemi mais pour une raison inexpliquée, les Barbares demandent la paix.

St Martin of Tours.- ST MARTIN 1) BIOGRAPHIE. 1.2: VIE DANS L'ARMEE, 9: Pour prouver qu'il n'est pas un lâche et qu'il croit à la providence et à la protection divine, il propose de servir de bouclier humain. Il est enchaîné et exposé à l'ennemi mais pour une raison inexpliquée, les Barbares demandent la paix.

St. Martin was the Bishop of Tours, a city in France. When he was a Roman soldier, he took pity on a beggar and cut his cloak in half to share with the beggar. The beggar revealed Himself to be Jesus Christ! Even as a soldier, St. Martin lived in prayer and fasting. When he became a priest later, the people of Tours wanted him to become their Bishop because he was so holy! He worked hard to dispel wrong beliefs in the Church while at the same time living an austere life.

St. Martin was the Bishop of Tours, a city in France. When he was a Roman soldier, he took pity on a beggar and cut his cloak in half to share with the beggar. The beggar revealed Himself to be Jesus Christ! Even as a soldier, St. Martin lived in prayer and fasting. When he became a priest later, the people of Tours wanted him to become their Bishop because he was so holy! He worked hard to dispel wrong beliefs in the Church while at the same time living an austere life.

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Coloring Page.Feast day (Martinmas) is November 11th.

St. Martin of Tours Catholic Coloring Page.Feast day (Martinmas) is November 11th.

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