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St. Martin of Braga

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Feastday: March 20
Birth: 520
Death: 580

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Bishop and evangelist, the converter of an Arian King of the Visigoths in Spain. Born in Pannonia, along the Danube, he made a pilgrimage to Palestine and then settled in Spain. Regarded as one of the outstanding scholars of his age, he converted many Arians, built Dumium Monastery, and then became bishop of Braga and metropolitan of Galicia. Several of his treatises, including Formula Vitae Honestae and De Correctione Rusticorum, are extant. He died at Dumium.

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