Martin of Tours

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Saint Martin of Tours (Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was the third bishop of Tours.wikipedia
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Sulpicius Severus

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His life was recorded by a contemporary hagiographer, Sulpicius Severus.
He is known for his chronicle of sacred history, as well as his biography of Saint Martin of Tours.

Ligugé Abbey

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He served in the Roman cavalry in Gaul, but left military service at some point prior to 361, when he became a disciple of Hilary of Poitiers, establishing the monastery at Ligugé.
The original monastery was founded in 361, at a site offered by the bishop Hilary of Poitiers, by Hilary's protegé Martin of Tours, to whom it was later dedicated.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tours

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Saint Martin of Tours (Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was the third bishop of Tours.
Bishop Chrotbert (Robert) is mentioned in the earliest grant of privileges to the Monastery of St. Martin in Tours, made by Pope Adeodatus (672–676).

Tours

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His shrine in Tours became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
One of the outstanding figures of the history of the city was Saint Martin, second bishop who shared his coat with a naked beggar in Amiens.

Hilary of Poitiers

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He served in the Roman cavalry in Gaul, but left military service at some point prior to 361, when he became a disciple of Hilary of Poitiers, establishing the monastery at Ligugé.
In about 360 or 361, with Hilary's encouragement, Martin, the future bishop of Tours, founded a monastery at Ligugé in his diocese.

Marmoutier Abbey, Tours

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Sulpicius affirms that Martin withdrew from the city to live in Marmoutier (Majus Monasterium), the monastery he founded, which faces Tours from the opposite shore of the Loire.
The abbey was founded by Saint Martin of Tours (316-397), in 372, after he had been made Bishop of Tours in 371.

Priscillian

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As bishop, he was active in the suppression of the remnants of Gallo-Roman religion, but he opposed the violent persecution of the Priscillianist sect of ascetics.
Sulpicius Severus notes that Martin of Tours protested to the Emperor against the ruling, which said that the accused who went to Treves should be imprisoned.

Gallinara

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According to the early sources, Martin decided to seek shelter on the island then called Gallinaria, now Isola d'Albenga, in the Ligurian Sea, where he lived the solitary life of a hermit.
On the island, then called Gallinara, Martin, destined to become Saint Martin of Tours, decided in his youth to seek shelter and live the solitary life of a hermit, before he joined Hilary of Poitiers in Gaul.

Magnus Maximus

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After failing to obtain the support of Ambrose of Milan and Pope Damasus I, Priscillian appealed to Magnus Maximus, who had usurped the throne from Gratian.
These executions went ahead despite protests against the involvement of the secular power by prominent men such as St. Ambrose and St. Martin of Tours.

Brice of Tours

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When Bishop Perpetuus took office at Tours in 461, the little chapel over Martin's grave, built in the previous century by Martin's immediate successor, Bricius, was no longer sufficient for the crowd of pilgrims it was already drawing.
undefined 370 – 444 AD) was a 5th-century Frankish bishop, the fourth Bishop of Tours, succeeding Martin of Tours in 397.

Gregory of Tours

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The bishop Gregory of Tours wrote and distributed an influential Life filled with miraculous events of St. Martin's career.
His most notable work was his Decem Libri Historiarum (Ten Books of Histories), better known as the Historia Francorum (History of the Franks), a title that later chroniclers gave to it, but he is also known for his accounts of the miracles of saints, especially four books of the miracles of Martin of Tours.

Saint Perpetuus

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When Bishop Perpetuus took office at Tours in 461, the little chapel over Martin's grave, built in the previous century by Martin's immediate successor, Bricius, was no longer sufficient for the crowd of pilgrims it was already drawing.
Shortly after his elevation, St. Perpetuus presided at a council in which eight bishops who were reunited in Tours on the Feast of St. Martin had participated, and at this assembly an important rule was promulgated relative to ecclesiastical discipline.

Military saint

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Martin's renewed popularity in France was related to his promotion as a military saint during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871.
In Late Antiquity other Christian writers of hagiography, like Sulpicius Severus in his account of the heroic, military life of Martin of Tours, created a literary model that reflected the new spiritual, political, and social ideals of a post-Roman society.

St. Martin's Day

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From the late 4th century to the late Middle Ages, much of Western Europe, including Great Britain, engaged in a period of fasting beginning on the day after St. Martin's Day, November 11.
Saint Martin's day, also known as the Funeral of Saint Martin, Martinstag or Martinmas, as well as Old Halloween and Old Hallowmas Eve, is the Funeral day of Saint Martin of Tours (Martin le Miséricordieux) and is celebrated on November 11 each year.

Saint Eligius

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The popular devotion to St Martin continued to be closely identified with the Merovingian monarchy: in the early seventh century Dagobert I commissioned the goldsmith Saint Eligius to make a work in gold and gems for the tomb-shrine.
Eligius also erected several fine tombs in honor of the relics of Saint Martin of Tours, the national saint of the Franks, and Saint Denis, who was chosen patron saint by the king.

Basilica of Saint Martin, Tours

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The new Basilique Saint-Martin was erected on a portion of its former site, which was purchased from the owners.
The Basilica of St. Martin is a Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, over whose tomb it was built.

St Martin-in-the-Fields

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St Martin-in-the-fields, at Trafalgar Square in the centre of London, has a history appropriately associated with Martin's renunciation of war; Dick Sheppard, founder of the Peace Pledge Union, was Vicar 1914-26, and there is a memorial chapel for him, with a plaque for Vera Brittain, also a noted Anglican pacifist; the steps of the church are often used for peace vigils.
It is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours.

Szombathely

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Martin was born in AD 316 or 336 in Savaria in the Diocese of Pannonia (now Szombathely, Hungary).
The oldest city in Hungary, it is known as the birthplace of Saint Martin of Tours.

Candes-Saint-Martin

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Martin died in Candes-Saint-Martin, Gaul (central France) in 397.
The village takes its name - and its main claim to fame- from the magnificent church which has succeeded the 4th century monastery where St Martin, Bishop of Tours and 'Apostle to the Gauls', died in 397.

Martinitoren

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He is the patron of the city of Groningen; its Martini tower and Martinikerk (Groningen) (Martin's Church) were named for him.
The Martinitoren (Martini or St. Martin's Tower) is the highest church steeple in the city of Groningen, Netherlands and the bell tower of the Martinikerk.

Martinikerk (Groningen)

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He is the patron of the city of Groningen; its Martini tower and Martinikerk (Groningen) (Martin's Church) were named for him.
The Martinikerk (Martin's church) is the oldest church in Groningen, Netherlands.

Bocaue, Bulacan

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He is also the patron of the church and town of Bocaue.
Bocaue was first established by Franciscan missionaries as a barrio and visita of Meycauayan in 1582 and as a town in April 11, 1606 under the advocacy of San Martin de Tours.

Marttila

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In Finland, the town and municipality Marttila (S:t Mårtens in Swedish) is named after St. Martin and depicts him on their coat of arms.
Marttila (S:t Mårtens, i.e. Saint Martin's) is a municipality of Finland.

Poznań

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His day is celebrated with a procession and festivities in the city of Poznań, where the main street (Święty Marcin) is named for him, after a 13th-century church in his honor.
Martin of Tours – the patron of the main street Święty Marcin is also regarded as one of the patron saints of the city.

Columbanus

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In Jonas of Bobbio's Vita Columbani, Jonas relates that Saint Columbanus, while travelling, requested to be allowed to pray at the tomb of St Martin.
At Tours he visited the tomb of Saint Martin, and sent a message to Theuderic II indicating that within three years he and his children would perish.