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There are many symbols associated with Martin of Tours:
• a tree (from a legend concerning a tree that would not fall on him)
• armor (symbol for the soldier saint)
• a cloak (from the legend the story of the cloak he cut in two to clothe the beggar)
• a beggar
• a goose (from the legend that while he was hiding because he did not want to be made bishop of Tours, his pet goose kept honking and giving away his whereabouts)

—Ohio Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio, Saints and Feast Days (Chicago: Loyola Press, 1985), p 43

[Image: Detail of ceiling fresco by Franz Anton Zeiller (1753), located in the nave of Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Martin, Sachsenried, Germany]

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