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St Martin of Tours


St. Martin was born 316 A.D. in Pannonia to pagan parents. He gave up a military career and was baptized. St Martin became a disciple of St Hilary. He founded the first monastery in the West at Ligugé . St. Martin was the bishop of Tours. He is one of the greatest Saints in the history of France. He was the first non-martyred saint with an annual feast in the Western Church. St. Martin is the Patron Saint of Beggars, Soldiers, Tailors, and Wine-growers.