Sunday, June 17, 2012


St. Martin Manuel

Feast day: January 31

Portuguese martyr. Hewas an archpriest of Siure. Born in Auranca, near Coimbra, he answered the desire for a priestly vocation and served the Church until captured by the Saracens. He died in Cordoba, Spain, as a result of cruel treatment by his captors.

 Born in Auranca (near Coimbra), Portugal; died 1156. While an archpriest in Soure, Portugal, Saint Martin was captured by the Saracens and died in prison at Cordova of ill-treatment at their hands

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