St. Venantius Fortunatus, Dec. 13

Venantius Fortunatus Reading His Poems to Radegonda VI.

Venantius Fortunatus Reading His Poems to Radegonda VI.

Quick shout-out to Saint Venantius Fortunatus, a poet and Bishop of the early Church who died in 610. He was a big fan of Saint Martin of Tours, one of the greatest military saints (as are we). A bit of a wandering minstrel, St. Venantius went out of his way to visit the shrine of St. Martin on his travels and eventually wrote a book about him called Vita S. Martini. It is a long narrative poem, reminiscent of the classical epics of Greek and Roman cultures but replete with Christian references and allusions, depicting the life of Saint Martin. We hope Venantius told the whole story!

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