This month’s Saint of the Month is St Martin of Tours. Born around 316AD and died in 397AD.
He is Celebrated on Nov 11th.
Martin is believed to have been a soldier in the Roman army. Our replica badge depicts the legend of the cutting of Martins cloak in two in order to share it with a near naked beggar. That night, Martin received a vision in which the beggar revealed himself to be Christ. Martin vowed to abandon his military career for the life of a monk – later becoming Bishop of Tours.
Martin was the first confessor saint – one who became a saint through an exemplary life rather than through martyrdom.
This replica badge is based on an original found in the Netherlands, currently in a private collection. Purchase your own replica badge for St Martin of Tours here.
Further information about St Martin of Tours can be found on his wikipedia page.