SAINT MARTIN OF TOURS, Bishop (Memorial)
Martin was born in Hungary in the year 316 but was raised in Italy where he became a soldier and a Christian. He was still a catechumen when he divided his cloak, giving half to a poor man. Later he had a vision of Christ with that man’s face. Eventually Martin went to Gaul where he founded a monastery. In the year 372 he was made bishop of Tours and, until his death in 397, he used all his time and energy to spread the Christian faith in the countryside around Tours.
Because of the recent earthquakes around the South of Luzon, cultural heritage places like the Basilica of Saint Martin de Tours are left with heavy damage :( And a "big one" is said to come. (Taken on March 31, 2017) #church#taal#stmartindetours