Against alcoholism, reformed alcoholics, impoverishment, against poverty, beggars, Burgenland, cavalry, equestrians, France, geese, horse men, horses, hotel-keepers, innkeepers, Mainz, Germany, quartermasters, riders, soldiers, tailors, vintners, wine growers and wine makers.
Pagan parents; his father was a Roman military officer and tribune. Martin was raised in Pavia, Italy. Discovered Christianity, and became a catechumen in his early teens. Joined the Roman imperial army at age 15, serving in a ceremonial unit that acted as the emperor's bodyguard, rarely exposed to combat. Cavalry officer, and assigned to garrison duty in Gaul.
Trying to live his faith, he refused to let his servant to wait on him. Once, while on horseback in Amiens in Gaul (modern France), he encountered a beggar. Having nothing to give but the clothes on his back, he cut his heavy officer's cloak in half, and gave it to the beggar. Later he had a vision of Christ wearing the cloak.
On a visit to Lombardy to see his parents, he was robbed in the mountains - but managed to convert one of the thieves.
Martin himself was given to visions, but even his contemporaries sometimes ascribed them to his habit of lengthy fasts.
I AM a beautiful manifestation of the hand of God. I AM healthy and always make Good decisions. I always have more than enough money for myself and to share with others.
Father, I do believe that things happen for a reason. And even though there is mystery surrounding that statement, my actions and reactions can be demanding in my search for answers. And sometimes I get down-right angry when I don't get IT; whatever IT is. Please help me to clearly understand that timing is all Yours and increase my Faith to embrace the fact that you have absolutely everything under control. [Insert your own needs here.] Father, I know you Love me, that You are looking out for my best interests and that You even gave the angels charge to watch over me. I'm so grateful! I pray for your Divine Assistance to give me the wisdom to accept and appreciate all the mysteries of Life. Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood and Most Holy Face. Amen~
Through Jesus Christ's Precious, Pure and Holy name I pray. - Amen
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