Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, the patron saint of peace and soldiers, and because of his generous acts of mercy was known as ‘Martin the Merciful.’
St. Martin’s Prayer
Lord, 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. While you command, I will fight beneath your banner.
Saint Martin, please pray for peace and the safety of our soldiers!
St. Martin of Tours, according to Benedict XVI and Pope Francis (Rome Reports)
Saint Martin of Tours (franciscan media)
Saint Martin of Tours (CatholicSaints.info)
Catholic Origin of Veteran’s Day with St Martin of Tours (Dr. Taylor Marshall)