Updated on March 3, 2020 by Mary Bowen
This St. Martin of Tours coloring page is provided for your personal use. Coloring is fun and finding online printables makes it all the better.
St. Martin set out on a mission in which he was both the preacher who spread the Word of God, but also the warrior who destroyed the idols and the temples dedicated to the false gods. Fr. Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B. summarizes St. Martin's life:
Professor Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira makes a very interesting remark on the life of this saint that I found very inspiring for the creation of this coloring page. He writes:
I read into the life of St. Martin to try to find a symbol with which I could show the warrior side of him. I soon found some information about the hammer of St. Martin. In a museum in Utrecht, Netherlands, there is a relic which is called "the hammer of St. Martin of Tours". This hammer's grip contains a Latin text translated as "the pagan statues fall down, hit by St. Martin's axe. Let nobody believe that those are gods, who so easily fall down". Legend says that the hammer belonged to St. Martin, and was used to destroy the heathen temples and statues. It was thus that a hammer found it's way onto the coloring page you see above.
His feast day is November 11th. It is also interesting to note that St. Martin's feast day is also Veteran's day.
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To read more about St. Martin and Professor de Oliveira's comments, visit Traditioninaction.org
Mary Bowen is a founding member of industriousfamily.com. Not only is she our resident artist but she is also a choir director, GAPS dessert guru, Angora lover, and director at Industrious Family Films. Always cheerful and optimistic, Mary loves sharing her gifts with others. She has walked the Chartes pilgrimages twice and hopes to go as often as is realistic. Her first movie, Outlaws of Ravenhurst premiered in 2018.
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