Saint for the Day - November 12 - St. Martin
St. Martin, who
occupied the Roman See from A. D. 649 to 655,
incurred the enmity of the Byzantine court by his
energetic opposition to the Monothelite heresy, and
the Exarch Olympius went so far as to endeavor to
procure the assassination of the Pope as he stood at
the altar in the Church of St. Mary Major; but the
would-be murderer was miraculously struck blind, and
his master refused to have any further hand in the
matter. His successor had no such scruples: he
seized Martin, and conveyed him on board a vessel
bound for Constantinople.
After a three months' voyage the island of Naxos was
reached, where the Pope was kept in confinement for
a year, and finally in 654 brought in chains to the
imperial city. He was then banished to the Tannic
Chersonese, where he lingered on for four months, in
sickness and starvation, till God released him by
death on the 12th of November, 655.
Saint for the Day - St. Martin
Read about the Saint for today - November 12 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
There have been times in the
history of Catholicity when its
truths have seemed on the verge
of extinction. But there is one
Church whose testimony has never
failed: it is the Church of St.
Peter, the Apostolic and Roman
See. Put your whole trust in her
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