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St. Martin of Tours, patron saint of geese, was so unwilling to be made a bishop that he hid in a barn full of geese, whose cackling foiled his hiding spot.

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Catholic News World : Saint November 11 : St. Martin of Tours : Patron of #Poor, #Alcoholics, #Beggars and Wine makers

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St. Martin of Tours (316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He is most generally portrayed on horseback dividing his cloak with the beggar. Patron saint of France, children, beggars, soldiers, travellers. Feast Day: November 11

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Saint Martin of Tours. Roman imperial soldier, cavalryman, tribune and officer who joined the Church, turned his back on the military life and eventually became bishop of Tours, France.

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St. Martin of Tours, was Roman Catholic Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Feastday: November 11

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