St. Martin of Braga

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/20


Also known as
    Bracara
    Martin of Dumio

Memorial
    20 March

Profile
    Nothing certain is known of him until 550 when he introduces communal monasticism into Galatia. Abbot at Dumio. Bishop of Dumio by May 561. Archbishop of Braga, Portugal by 572. Missionary to the Arian Suevians. Writer who left text of his homilies and sermons, and moral, liturgical, and ascetical treatises.

Born
    515-520 at Pannonia

Died
    580 at Braga, Portugal of natural causes



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