Artists prefer to depict the nobler side of Saint Martin.

Cheers, Saint Martin!

According to Catholic lore, St. Martin of Tours (316-397) tried to avoid his pending appointment as  bishop by hiding in a stable full of geese. However, these birds made such a racket that the people found his location. Martin might have lost that game of duck-duck-goose, but he has secured his place in saintly history…