St. Martin of Tours Patron Saint Medal
This handsome, heavy medal measures 1" as shown. An endless (over the head) stainless steel curb chain is standard with the 1" medal. A smaller size, 3/4" medal (preferred by most ladies) is also available with a finer, 18" stainless curb chain. The same medal is available in both sizes in a heavy 14 karat gold filled with or without a goldtone chain, or in solid 14 karat gold, without chain. If the chains provided do not suit, order the medal without chain and check out our Neck Chains for other options, styles, and sizes.
The manufacturer guarantees these medals and, should a defect ever develop, they will replaced them upon receipt of the damaged item. Contact this website for full details and instructions.
Flip-top gift box is included.
St. Martin of Tours (c. 316-397) began life as a pagan, was smitten by the Christian faith at an early age, but was consigned to serve in the Roman army. His regiment was soon sent to Amiens in Gaul (France), and this town became the scene of the celebrated legend of his cloak: at the gates of the city, one very cold day, Martin met a shivering and half-naked beggar. Moved with compassion, he divided his coat into two parts and gave one to the poor man. The part kept by himself became the famous relic preserved in the oratory of the Frankish kings under the name of "St. Martin's cloak". He founded several monasteries, was made bishop of Tours, and fought the Arian heresy. He studies under St. Hilary of Poitiers.