There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Martin:
- Saint Martin
- The Patron Saint of Alcoholics
- Memorial Day / Feast Day: November 12th formerly November 11th
- Date of Death of Saint Martin: A.D. 397
- Cause of Death: Natural Causes
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Prayers to Saint Martin the Patron Saint of Alcoholics
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Martin the Patron Saint of Alcoholics for intercession on their behalf.
Why is Saint Martin the Patron Saint of Alcoholics?
Why is Saint Martin the Patron Saint of Alcoholics? November 11th, or Martinmas Day, was originally the Vinalia, or Feast of Bacchus, amongst the Romans. When, therefore, the Christian Church merged Bacchus into St. Martin, those who were employed in the vineyards came to look upon the saint as their patron; while drunkards or alcoholics were recommended to invoke him to save them from their sin.
How Patron Saint of Alcoholics is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Martin the Patron Saint of Alcoholics in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Martin the Patron Saint of Alcoholics is represented in Christian Art as a man on horseback cutting a cloak in half for a beggar.
Feast Day of Patron Saint of Alcoholics
The Feast Day of Saint Martin the Patron Saint of Alcoholics is November 12th formerly November 11th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.