Blessed Martino Martini



Convert to Christianity. He joined the Franciscans, though he never made his solemn profession or became a friar. He did the most menial work around the convent of San Francesco in Lisbon, Portugal, going barefoot, living off little but bread and water, and spending all free time in prayer.

Legend says that when he was working as a cook for the house, he got so taken up in prayer that he neglected to cook breakfast for the house. Came later in the day when he needed to get cooking, he was again lost in his prayers; one of the friars came to check on him and found angels doing the cooking for him.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Martino Martini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 February 2020. Web. 9 December 2021. <>