Saint Martin de Tours

Two of Jesus' Apostles

Legend holds that while he was still in the military and a catechumen of the faith, Martin cut his cloak in half to share it with a beggar. That night, he dreamed that Jesus himself was clothed with the torn cloak. When he awoke, the garment was restored.

He is the patron saint of

  • Beggars (because of his sharing his cloak),
  • Wool-weavers and tailors (also because of his cloak),
  • Vintners and innkeepers (because his feast falls just after the late grape harvest),
  • and France.

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