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Fresco by Wilfried Senoner

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Martin of Tours was a soldier in the Roman army. He had a vision and one day as he came across a scarcely dressed beggar, he cut his cloak in half and gave it to the man.

“Lord, if your people still have need of my services, I will not avoid the toil. Your will be done. I have fought the good fight long enough. Yet if you bid me continue to hold the battle line in defense of your camp, I will never beg to be excused from failing strength. I will do the work you entrust to me. While you command, I will fight beneath your banner.” (St. Martin of Tours, Bishop and Confessor, Patron Saint of Soldiers)