St. Martin I

St. Martin I Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 04/13
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/13
Tridentine Calendar - 11/12


    * 13 April
    * 14 April (Eastern calendars)
    * formerly 12 November


    Chosen 74th pope in 649 without imperial approval. Conducted the Lateran Council which condemned the patriach of Constantinople for Monothelitism, which claimed that Christ had no human will. This put him in opposition to the emperor who had him arrested and tortured. Paul, Patriarch of Constantinople, repented of his stance which saved Martin from execution, but the pope died soon after from damage done during his imprisonment, and is considered a martyr, the last martyred pope.


    * at Todi, Tuscany, Italy

Papal Ascension

    * 649


    * 655 at Cherson, Crimea from starvation

Name Meaning

    * little Mars - latin


    * Pre-Congregation


    * Pope holding money
    * Pope with geese around him (possible confusion by artist with Martin of Tours)
    * Pope in a prison cell

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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