There are others buried at the site ~ many from the 15th century ~ which is the age of Joanne d'Arc.
I've been using his burial site as a reference in my studies of France through the 13th to the 19th century.
This is definitely one of the fellows to read about ~ in depth.
posted on 11/11/2012 5:16:36 PM PST
To: muawiyah; MrChips
St. Martin of Tours is definitely and inspiring person. It seems that France really loved him.
The story of him cutting his soldier’s cloak in two and giving it to a beggar is awesome. Especially when in the dream he had that night the beggar appeared as Christ wearing half of Martin’s cloak!
posted on 11/11/2012 5:28:50 PM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
To: muawiyah; Salvation
a number of things are interesting about St. Martin:
1. He was a patrician's son who converted when it wasn't cool to do so -- the conflicting religions of Mazdaism was the "in-thing" in the army
2. He was born in what is now Hungary
3. His sanctuary in France which was nearly 1500 years old at the time of the French revolution was used as a stable and in 1802 two streets were opened on the site to ensure it would not be rebuilt. Yet it came back like a phoenix.
posted on 11/12/2012 12:08:40 AM PST
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