Saint Martin of Tours (c.316-397)

for November 11

Saint Martin became a Christian at the age of 18. Even though his father was a military officer, Martin believed that Christians were not allowed to kill. He became a conscientious objector, even though he was imprisoned for refusing to serve in the military. As a priest, then a bishop, he founded monasteries and churches in present-day France. Once, the story goes, he met a beggar who was freezing in the cold. Martin tore his own cloak in half to share it with the man. The story of his life was written down and became one of the first and most popular lives of the saints. (Taken from "Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens.")

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Look in your own closet. Share what you have with those who may be cold this winter. Like Martin, you will help bring the Kingdom of God among us. (Taken from “Take Ten: Daily Bible Reflections for Teens.”)


I am grateful for my many blessings, generous God, for I know that I am well cared-for. May I always be mindful of those who go without and of my duty to care for them. (Taken from “Good News Day by Day: Bible Reflections for Teens.”)