The fourth-century bishop of Tours began his young adult life as a soldier in the Roman army. When he saw a beggar one cold winter day, Martin slashed his cloak in two and gave half to the man. That night, he dreamt of Jesus wearing that half cloak. From then on, Martin dedicated his life to Christ and became known for his humility, compassion, miracles, and holiness. Throughout his ministry, St. Martin acted as the hands and feet of Jesus.