Martin was born in the year 316,
in Sabária (now Hungary).
His father was a soldier of the Roman army ...
... and gave him a Christian
At age of 15, Martin went to Italy and joined
the Roman army. Later he became a rich,
courageous and powerful general.
One day, returning back
home, he rode under a
The rain and the
hail fell furiously, the
furious wind howled and
the cold seemed
to crush the bones.
In the distance he saw a beggar,
almost naked, mingled with the withered and
blackened trunks by the roadside.
He was stretching an arm in search of some help to save
him from certain death.
When seeing the beggar, the general
felt touched by such misery. So, he brought his
horse to a halt, dismounted and affectionately
touched the hand of the poor.
Then, he took out the thick, warm coat
that protected him and with a blow of the sword, he
divided it into two.
He gave one half to the beggar and wrapped
him up with the rest as best as he can…
Despite poorly wrapped and the torrential rain,
Martin went on his way, full of happiness ...
Suddenly, the sky was clear and the sun of
summer came, full of light and heat. For the
three days that have lasted the
journey, a bright sun accompanied the general.
It's the summer of St. Martin.
Every year in November, we are presented with at
least three wonderful days of sunshine, so that
the memory of men, often short, do not forget
the gesture that saved the life of the beggar.
Before leaving, they celebrated Magusto by eating
some roasted chestnuts.
Assentis and Chancelaria School Center
At this time,
celebrate "Magusto" -
by making a campfire to
roast chestnuts, sitting
around, singing, eating
and tasting them.