The Making of Saint Martin

Piotr Morawski, Gorjan Dimitrov, Henriette L E Rasmussen, Amalie Frese & Julie E E N Jacobsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


As students of the 21st century, without deep religious knowledge, we found ourselves puzzled by the notion of sainthood in Catholicism. Consequently, queries about saints’ roles in history and their construction of saints became our point of departure. Saint Martin was a very influential saint from 300 AD and our problem field therefore centred around how Saint Martin and his cult was established In order to study this fields of interest we analysed primary sources; hagiographies of Saint Martin, a sermon and mass in praise of him and finally a chronicle; a record of historical events. The analysis of these different sources was aimed at creating a more complete depiction of the celebration of Saint Martin and his cult.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2005


  • christendom
  • Severus
  • saint
  • church
  • christianity
  • topography
  • mass
  • Tours
  • Voragine
  • Martin
  • Gregory
  • sermon
  • Gaul
  • hagiography
  • cult
  • sainthood