We the Parish of St. Martin of Tours members of the Roman Catholic Church, are
called to live the mission of Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit through
Scriptures, Sacraments and Service.
St.Martin was born around the year 316 in Sabaria, a town in Pannonia near the famous Benedictine monastery dedicated to his name.
Against the wishes of his parents, who were pagans, he associated with Christians and became a catechumen at the age of ten. At fifteen, he joined the Roman Army and served under two Roman Emperors. Costantius and Julian.
While in the service he met a poor, naked beggar, who asked for alms in Christ's name. Martin had nothing with him except his weapons and a soldier's cloak. He took his sword, cut the cloak in two and gave half to the poor man. That night, Christ appeared to him clothed in half a cloak and said, "Martin, the catechumen, has clothed me with this cloak."
At the age of eighteen he was baptized. After serving for another two years in the army he was dismissed. Martin studied under St. Hilary and later he became a priest (monk) and then Bishop of Tours. His feast day is celebrated on November the eleventh.