St Martin of Tours 3 (Patron invoked against alcoholism)
St Martin of Tours 3 is dedicated to the Hungarian saint born around 330 AD. His father was a high-ranking officer in the Imperial Horse Guard. Martin and his family went with his father when he was assigned to a post, in Northern Italy. It is here that Martin would grow up.
Martin becomes a soldier
Martin leaves military service
Martin’s mother is converted
Martin becomes a bishop
The Priscillian heresy
Martin died in Candes-Saint-Martin, Gaul in 397.
St Martin of Tours healing oil 2
Saint Martin is the patron of the poor, soldiers, conscientious objectors, tailors, and winemakers. Many locations across Europe have also been placed under his patronage. His feast is on November 11. He commonly appears on horseback and is shown cutting his cloak in half with a sword.
St Martin of Tours healing oil 2/Tradition of oils
The tradition of anointing with sacred oil is very old indeed. It is used in sacraments and also as a devotional practice. The sick person applies the oil and blesses themselves. As they do so, they are asked to pray to whomever the oil is dedicated to. The Irish blessings oils do not have miraculous power. It is God who has the power to heal. Applying the oil while praying are important ways for us to express our faith in God’s power. Moreover, by doing so we place our trust in God.
Get your St Martin of Tours healing oil 1 here at A Blessed Call to love, Ireland.