Today, Thursday November 11, the Catholic saint honors the religious Saint Martin of Tours, born in Pannonia (present-day Hungary) in the fourth century and died in Candes (present-day France).

The best known legend about his figure tells how Saint Martin saw a beggar when he entered the city of Amiens. The tramp was shivering with cold and he did not hesitate to give him half of his cloak, since the other half belonged to the Roman army, in which he would be by then.

The story relates that, later, Jesus appeared to him in a dream wearing half his cloak and heard him say to him: “Martin, today you covered me with your cloak.”

After this vision, San Martín de Tours decided to be baptized (he was a catechumen) and leave the army to lead a religious life.

SANTORAL TODAY, NOVEMBER 11

  • San Martin de Tours
  • Saint Bartholomew the Younger of Rossano
  • Saint Bertuin of Malonne
  • Saint Christian, monk and martyr
  • Saint John the Beggar
  • Santa Marina de Omura
  • Saint Menas of Egypt
  • Saint Menas the lonely
  • Saint Theodore the Studite
  • Saint Theodore Studite
  • San Toribio of Cantabria
  • Saint Summer of Vence
  • Blessed Alicia Kotowska
  • Blessed Vincent Eugenio Bossilkov

Source: El Mundo

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