St. Martin Of Tours Research Paper

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Astrid Serrano January 9th, 2013 St. Martin of Tours ‎Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done. Saint Martin of Tours also known as Saint Martin Caballero feast day is on November 11th. Saint Martin Caballero is the patron saint of lifting one out of poverty. He is also able to help one against alcoholism, beggars, and cavalry. St. Martin is the patron saint of all those who depend on the kindness of strangers. He is best known for cutting his cloak in half to give to a beggar who had no clothes. The legend of St. Martin starts with when he was born in 316. He was named after Mars the Roman God of War. At the age of 10 he joined the Christian Church against his family wishes. Just like his father he became a Roman calvalry man. At the gates of the city of Amiens, France along with his men Martin was petitioned by a beggar who was half clothed. The weather was cold and on impulse, Martin took off his cloak and cut it in half with his sword. He then presented the other half to the beggar to wear. That same night Martin had as dream. In his dream the beggar who was wearing the half cloak was Jesus. Jesus then turned to the angels and said, “Here is Martin, the Roman soldier who…show more content…
A pacifist being someone who is opposed to violence and war. Although he was a Roman cavalry man who after his conversion to Christianity refused to fight be stating “I am a soldier of Christ, i cannot fight”. I personally don’t believe in war. I don’t understand the need for it, the crave for it, that actions within it being done, and in general don’t understand how one could be so cruel. War in general along with violence is such a horrible thing that I just don’t understand why people would ever support it or want to start it. For Martin being a pacifist it just seemed so right to chose

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