St. Martin I, PM - November 12th

"Look forgivingly on Thy flock, Eternal Shepherd, and keep it in Thy constant protection, by the intercession of blessed Martin, Thy Martyr and Sovereign Pontiff, whom Thou didst constitute Shepherd of the whole Church. Through our Lord." - Roman Catholic Daily Missal, 1962


“Born at Todi in Umbria, Martin accepted at the beginning of his pontificate to recall Paul of Constantinople, a heretic to the Catholic faith, by sending letters and legates. But Paul, supported by the emperor Constans, banished the legates of the Apostolic See to various islands. The Pope aroused by this crime, gathered at Rome a council of one hundred and five bishops, who condemned Paul. During the council the emperor sent the exarch Olympius to Italy, to depose the Pope. But Olympius died a miserable death, after failing to harm Martin in any way. Then, on the emperor’s orders, Theodore Kalliopes took over the Lateran Basilica and the nearby residence of the pope, and arrested Martin, first sending him to the island of Naxos, and then bringing him to Constantinople. Here the holy pope was chained and suffered mockery and insults. Exiled to the Chersonesus, he departed his life in the beginning of the eighth year of his pontificate, worn out with hardship and destitution for the sake of the Catholic faith. His body was later taken to Rome and was buried in the Church dedicated to SS. Sylvester and Martin.” - Fr. Carota, Traditional Catholic Priest, 2015


In Christ Crucified and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus.

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