Thursday, November 11, 2010
St. Martin of Tours
On this Armistice Day, we honour a saint who had been a soldier of the Roman Army, and whose life gained greater fame as Christ's soldier, as a missionary bishop in a hostile Gallic land.
O man of worth past telling, whom labour could not conquer, nor death discomfit; who neither feared to die, nor refused to live. -Third Antiphon for Lauds for the Feast of St. Martin of Tours, from the Monastic Diurnal
Here's his vita from The Golden Legend