St. Martin of Tours was born in 316 in modern day Hungary. He followed in his father’s footsteps and entered the Roman army. Early in his military career, he showed himself to be a Christian by sharing his cloak with a beggar, who in fact was Christ. He eventually left the Roman army and founded a monastery. As bishop of Tours, Martin gained a reputation as a great preacher and miracle worker.
St. Martin is laid to rest at the Basilica at Tours, France.
The feast day of St. Martin of Tours is November 11.