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Today, we celebrate Saint Martin of Tours (316-397). The story dates back to the 4th century when Martin, a Hungarian army officer was in Amiens in France; it was a freezing night, and the soldier, who was working for the Roman army, was patrolling the streets. He was approached by a half-naked man, shivering in the cold. He cut his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar.
Martin wanted to lead a hermit’s life but the Church chose for him a different path, he was appointed Bishop of Tours.
Oggi, festeggiamo San Martino di Tours (316-397). La storia risale al IV secolo quando Martino, un soldato ungherese si trovava ad Amiens in Francia. Era una notte ghiacciata, e il soldato, che lavorava per l’esercito romano, stava sorvegliando le strade. Venne avvicinato da un mendicante seminudo, che tremava per il freddo, tagliò il…
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