Saint Martin of Vertou
- Also known as
- Apostle of the Herbauges
- 24 October
- Born wealthy, to a family well-known in his region.
Ordained a deacon by Saint Felix.
Noted for his lack of skill as a preacher.
Hermit in the Dumen forest at Brittany.
There his obvious sanctity attracted so many followers that he was forced found Vertou abbey near Nantes, and serve as its first abbot; legend says he was led to the site of the monastery by an angel.
Later founded Saint Jouin-de-Marne abbey, the convent at Durieu, and assisted in the founding of other houses.
Reported miracle worker.
- 527 at Nantes, France
- 601 at Durieu, France of natural causes
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