to St. Martin of Tours
Patron of Soldiers, Against Impoverishment, Against Poverty, Alcoholism, Beggars, Horsemen, Horses, Hotel-keepers, Quartermasters, & Reformed Alcoholics
Saint, you were first a soldier like your father.
Converted to the Church, you became a soldier of Christ, a priest and then a Bishop of Tours. Lover of the poor, and model for pagans and Christians alike, protect our soldiers at all times. Make them strong, just, and charitable, always aiming at establishing peace on earth. Amen.
Lord, if your people still have need of my services, I will not avoid the toil. Your will be done. I have fought the good fight long enough. Yet if you bid me continue to hold the battle line in defense of your camp, I will never beg to be excused from failing strength. I will do the work you entrust to me. While you command, I will fight beneath your banner. Amen
~~by St Martin of Tours
feast day: November 11
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in the Catholic Online Saints Index.
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