Book of Saints – Martin of Tongres


(Saint) Bishop (June 21) (3rd century) Said to have been the seventh Bishop of Tongres, and regarded as the Apostle of that part of Belgium which in his time (end of the third century) was still steeped in idolatry. He appears to have been a hermit until he was compelled by the people of Tongres to become their Bishop. He was in his lifetime in great fame on account of his sanctity and the gift of working miracles, with which he was endued. After his holy death (A.D. 276) many extraordinary cures took place at his tomb. Saint Servatius translated his relics to Maestricht (A.D. 384).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Martin of Tongres”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2014. Web. 19 February 2019. <>