St Martin of Tours Stained Glass Window - SMC092

Located in the south nave of St Magnus Cathedral at clerestory level is a window dedicated to St Martin of Tours. He is shown bearing a torn cloak.

St Martin, born in 316, was the son of a Military Tribune. After serving in the army, Martin led a solitary life for 10 years. Around 372 he became Bishop of Tours and in 397 he died. While he was a soldier in Amiens he met a very cold and half naked beggar. Martin tore his cloak apart and gave half of it to the beggar. The part he kept became a famous relic.

The window is one of many created by Oscar Patterson.

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