Martin of Tours, bishop – November 11th
St Martin of Tours (d. 397, Candes-Saint-Martin, France) (Relics: Tours, France)
First Class Relics
Basilique Saint Martin
(Basilica of St Martin)
7 Rue Baleschoux
37000 Tours, France
*This church was recently rebuilt in 1924 to replace the ancient church that was destroyed during the French Revolution. In the crypt of this church is a restored tomb of Saint Martin of Tours.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Martino ai Monti
(Saint Martin at the Hills)
Viale Monte Oppio 28
*This church is south of the Basilica of St Mary Major.
*The third chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Martin of Tours. A painting above this altar depicts him giving his cloak to a beggar.
*The greater part of the remains of St Martin I (d. 655) were transferred from Crimea to this church in Rome. They now rest in the confessio below the main altar. This confessio also houses the relics of many other saints taken from the Catacombs of Priscilla.
San Rocco (Saint Roch)
Largo San Rocco 1
*This church is near the Tiber River just west of the Spanish Steps.
*The chapel in the left transept is dedicated to St Martin of Tours. The painting in this chapel depicts him dividing his cloak with a beggar.