Saint Martin

San Martín y el mendigo

San Martín y el mendigo (Saint Martin and the beggar), by El Greco (1541–1614). From Wikimedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst endue thy soldier Saint Martin with the spirit of sacrifice, and didst exalt him as Bishop to be a great defender of the Faith: Grant us grace to follow in his holy steps, that at the last we may be found clothed with righteousness, in the dwellings of peace; who, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God, who calledst Martin from military service to be a leader in the army of Christ: Give us grace to follow his faith, his compassion, and his apostolic zeal, that others may be won by us into the ranks of righteousness; through the same thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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