November 11 – Saint Martin of Tours

Saint Martin of Tours

listenO Precious Jesus, Saint Martin of Tours was raised by pagan parents, but after joining the Roman army he began to study the Christian faith.  When his desire to imitate You compelled him to help a beggar, You came to him in a vision and called him to receive baptism and enter religious life.  Eventually he became a bishop and banished pagan worship from his diocese.  I ask him to pray for those who work in the military today.  Protect them, O Lord, and inspire their faith to grow despite the demands and training of military duty.  Give them a desire to serve You above all else and guide them through holy priests.  Saint Martin, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Martin of Tours (316-397)

quoteLord, if Your people still have need of my services, I will not avoid the toil. Your will be done. I have fought the good fight long enough. Yet if You bid me continue to hold the battle line in defense of your camp, I will never beg to be excused from failing strength. I will do the work you entrust to me.”

Saint Theodore the Studite (759-826)
Feast day November 11

quoteLet us be helpful to one another, for one alone is weak, while another is strong; let us not be quarrelsome, but do only what is good; let us be gentle of speech, peaceful, gracious, kind, meek, submissive, filled with mercy and good fruit. And may the peace of God preserve our hearts and minds.”

Blessed Josaphat Chichkov (1919-1952)
Feast day November 11

quoteWe seek to do as best we can in everything that is expected of us in order to become holy. The most important thing is to draw near to God by living for Him; everything else is secondary.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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