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  Tours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tours is a city in France, the préfecture (capital city) of the Indre-et-Loire département, on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast.
The cathedral of Tours, dedicated to Saint Gatien, its canonized first bishop, was begun about 1170 to replace the just-started cathedral that was burnt out in 1166, during the quarrel between Louis VII of France and Henry II of England.
The buildings of Tours are white with fl slate roofs which is common in the north, whilest in the south the buildings have terra cotta roofs.
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 Tours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Tours was fought on October 25, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic force led by Emir Abdul Rahman al-Ghafiq.
Tours doesn't have a metro rail system, instead there is a very efficient bus service, the main central stop being Jean Jures, which is next to the Hotel de Ville, and rue Nationale, the high street of Tours.
There is a large park in the city center, and a cypress tree near the Cathedral which is 45 meters tall.
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 Wikinfo | Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tours is the préfecture (capital) city of the Indre-et-Loire département of France on the lower Loire River between Orléans and the Atlantic coast.
Saint Martin of Tours was bishop at the end of the 4th century, and his tomb became a major pilgrimage site; the church of Saint-Martin was one of the great Romanesque pilgrimage churches, like Saint-Sernin in Toulouse and Santiago de Compostela.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, Tours had a significant Huguenot population, many of which had been responsible for the building of a huge silk industry.
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Gregory of Tours: History of the Franks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As an institution it was not grounded in the superstitious past, and the cold hostility of the bishops kept it from the development usual in a benighted society.
This was at once revealed to bishop Bricius in a vision, and he said to his people: "Rise quickly, so that we may go to bury our brother, the bishop of Tours." And when they came and entered one gate of the city, behold they were carrying his dead body out by another.
And when the people, on being shut in, cried to their bishop, and asked what they were to do, trusting in God he advised all to prostrate themselves in prayer, and with tears to implore the ever present aid of God in their necessities.
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Euphronius, Bishop of Tours, died in 573, and was succeeded by Gregory, Sigebert I being then King of Austrasia and Auvergne (561-576).
In the eyes of the people the bishops were the direct representatives of God, and dispensed His heavenly graces quite as the king bestowed earthly favours.
Tours, which had long possessed the tomb of Saint Martin, was one of the most difficult sees to rule.
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 Tours - Tours Hotels - France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TOURS, the original home of the French language and the "art de vivre", is a land of harmony and proportion.Today, Tours is a modern, lively and dynamic centre; with a thriving university, cultivating economic
St Martin, Bishop of Tours, was widely venerated before his death in 397 and his relics then attracted such a cult that a new centre grew up around the chapel built over his tomb.
Signs of this remarkable artistic development can still be seen in Tours today: masterpieces such as the tomb of Charles VIII's sons, the top sections of the cathedral towers, the remains of the St Martin cloister, the Gouin and Babou de la Bourdaisière mansions.
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 Martin of Tours - OrthodoxWiki
After his death he was buried in Tours where, in time, a large basilica was built as the shrine of St. Martin of Tours.
As bishop of Tours he greatly impressed the city's inhabitants with his demeanor and zeal in destroying the pagan temples.
Martin of Tours continues to be remembered in many parts of western Europe through annual processions and the giving of presents to children on his day, November 11, instead of December 6 (St. Nicholas) or December 25 (Christmas).
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 Saint Martin of Tours Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The history of St. Martin of Tours begins with the early history of Sacred Hearts Parish and is interwoven with the history of surrounding area, during the time that Wisconsin was still a territory.
In 1858, Father Franz Weinhart, a German priest, was instructed by Bishop John Martin Henni to establish the new church on land donated by Holy Assumption Church.
The land donated was sufficient for the erection of the church, rectory and a plot for the cemetery.
www.stmoftours.org /history.cfm   (1828 words)

 St. Martin of Tours
When the second bishop of Tours died, the people demanded Martin in his place, but Martin was unwilling to take the office.
The visiting bishops were repelled by this dirty, ragged, disheveled choice and thought his unkempt appearance proved him unfit for the office.
Overwhelmed by the acclamations of the local clergy and the people, the bishops had no choice but to consecrate Martin, and he became the third bishop of Tours.
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 Paris Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Tour Down Under is a cycling race held in picturesque Adelaide, South Australia, and the surrounding area.
The 2005 Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under is a six-day tour was staged from January 18 to January 23, 2005, and covered a total of 728 kilometres (449.3 miles).
He was stationed in Gaul and later became a monk and bishop in the region of Poitiers.
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 A2Z Languags: Tours, France - City Overview
Tours is the most appealing of the major Loire cities, thanks to bougeois prosperity, an intelligent restoration program and a lively university population.
In 1461, Louis XI made Tours the French capital, and the city prospered on arms and fabrics.
The pedestrianized place Plumereau is Tour's most atmospheric quarter, set in the medieval heart of the city and full of cafés, boutiques and galleries.
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 ST MARTIN - LoveToKnow Article on ST MARTIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
316-400), bishop of Tours, was born of leathen parents at Sabaria (Stein am Agger) in Pannonia, about the year 316.
At Treves, in 385, he entreated that the lives of the Priscillianist heretics should be spared, and he ever afterwards refused to hold ecclesiastical fellowship with those bishops who had sanctioned their execution.
Gregory of Tours gives a list of 206 miracles wrought by him after his death; Sidonius Apollinaris composed a metrical biography of him.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /M/MA/MARTIN_ST.htm   (307 words)

 Martin of Tours
The bishops who had found them guilty in the ecclesiastical court pressed for their execution.
No sooner was his back turned than the bishops persuaded the emperor to break his promise; Priscillian and his followers were executed.
Martin was furious, and excommunicated the bishops responsible.
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 Tours Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Tours was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the FranksFrankish leader Charles Martel and an Islamic force led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al GhafiqiAbdul Rahman al-Ghafiq.
During the reign of Philip II of FrancePhilip II, the Livre Tournois (Tours pound (currency)Pound) was adopted as the international currency of France.
The cathedral of Tours, dedicated to Gatianus of ToursSaint Gatien, its canonized first Bishop of Toursbishop, was begun about 1170 to replace the just-started cathedral that was burnt out in 1166, during the quarrel between Louis VII of France and Henry II of England.
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 Shadow Tours - Bishop Gorman High School
Your tour will be conducted by the Director of Admissions and will last approximately 45 minutes.
A: Acceptance is not required, however the program is reserved for 8th grade students or high school students interested in transferring from another school to Bishop Gorman.
The program is designed for students interested in making Bishop Gorman their possible high school home.
www.bishopgorman.org /html/admissions/shadowtour.htm   (535 words)

 Books : A History of the Franks (Penguin Classics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gregory, Bishop of Tours from 573 to 594, was a member of a prominent Gallo-Roman family of aristocrats, and, like some of his relatives, was eventually canonized.
Gregory, the assiduous bishop of Tours, treats the history of the world until the year 511 in the first two books, and covers the history of the Franks up the the year 591 in the remaining eight.
The chronicles of Bishop Gregory of Tours are a rich piece of source material from a time and place whence such material is scarce.
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When St. Lidorius, second Bishop of Tours, died in 371 or 372, the clergy of that city desired to replace him by the famous hermit of Ligugé.
A certain Rusticius, a rich citizen of Tours, went and begged him to come to his wife, who was in the last extremity, and to prepare her for death.
These precious remains are at present sheltered in a basilica built by Mgr Meignan, Archbishop of Tours which is unfortunately of very small dimensions and recalls only faintly the ancient and magnificent cloister of St. Martin.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09732b.htm   (1327 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: A History of the Franks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gregory of Tours (c.A.D. 539-594) intended his HISTORY to be a chronicle of events and included the 21 years he spent as Bishop of Tours.
Bishops routinely came from families of senatorial rank, and were often men who had already raised families themselves.
By holding positions as abbots, bishops, etc., the remnants of the old order were able to exert influence over the barbarian chiefs who now controlled secular life, encouraging moderation and the rule of law over personal whim.
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 St. Martin
The great St. Martin, the glory of Gaul and the light of the Western church in the fourth age, was a native of Sabaria, a town of Upper Pannonia, the ruins of which appear upon the river Gunez, in Lower Hungary, two leagues from Sarwar, upon the Raab, near the confines of Austria and Stiria.
Some of the neighbouring bishops, who were called to assist at the election, urged that the meanness of his dress and appearance, and his slovenly air, showed him to be unfit for such a dignity.
Many bishops were chosen out of this monastery; for there was not a city which did not desire to have a pastor who had been bred under the discipline of St. Martin.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/STMARTIN.htm   (4729 words)

 Martin, Saint, c.316-397, bishop of Tours. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He continued to live as a monk in the monastery of Marmoutiers, near Tours, which became the training ground for Celtic missions.
He was a staunch Catholic, but his zeal for orthodoxy did not prevent his withholding communion from those bishops who connived at the ruthless slaughter of the Priscillianist heretics.
Martin was universally loved, and his cloak is a symbol of heroic charity (see chapel).
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/Martin-S.html   (192 words)

 KSDK NewsChannel 5 - Where The News Comes First
Bishop Burke says he will spend a lot of time convincing young men to join the priesthood.
Bishop Burke repeatedly praised the leaders and young men in the seminary promising to be a "shepard to his new flock."
Bishop Burke's final stop was at the Old Cathedral.
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 The Legends of Bishop Martin of Tours
When neighboring bishops were summoned to confirm this choice, they thought the monk's poor and unkempt appearance proved him unfit for the office, but they were overruled by the acclamations of the local clergy and the people.
Unable to endure the constant interruptions, he retired from Tours to a retreat that was later to become the famous abbey of Marmoutier.
From this time on bishops were frequently chosen from Marmoutier, for the holy Martin took the greatest pains in the training of priests.
www.eldrbarry.net /mous/saint/martours.htm   (1241 words)

 Vibilantius, Leader of the Waldenses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was a pupil of Auxentius, bishop of Milan, and the precursor of Jovinian."13 Duchesne points out that Auxentius, for twenty years at the head of the diocese of Milan, was from Asia Minor and impressed on those regions the Syrian leadership in Christianity.
On the one hand there was Martin, bishop of Tours, rushing from cave to cell in the excitement of supposed miracles; there was Sulpicius, turning from sound scholarship to fables and visions; and the gentle Paulinus of Nola was groveling before the image of a favorite saint - the victim of delusions.
Two centuries later medieval writers leveled their attacks against Claude, bishop of Milan, and against his followers on the basis that he was infected with the "poison" of Vigilantius.
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The Monk Kosma, Bishop of Maium, Author of Kanons, was a native of Jerusalem.
He was raised by the parents of the Monk John of Damascus (commemorated 4 December) together with their son, and he received a fine education.
In 1427 under the successor of Saint Stephen, Bishop Gerasim (commemorated 29 January), the Monk Tarasii voluntarily gave up leading the monastery and went to the Glushetsk monastery under the guidance of the Monk Dionysii.
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 Saints - Martin of Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Martin journeyed to the city of Pointers where he met the bishop, Saint Hilary, where he was baptized.
In 371, the Bishop of Tours died and Martin was asked twice to assume that seat - he respectfully refused both times.
Tricked into coming to Tours to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to a friend's wife, Martin was persuaded to remain and on June 4, 371, Martin became Bishop of Tours.
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 Martin_of_Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Saint Martin of Tours (Latin: Martinus), (born 316 or 317; died November 11, 397) was a native of Sabaria, Pannonia.
In the course of this work he became extremely popular, and in 371 became bishop of Tours; he refused to live in the city and instead founded a monastery for his residence a short distance outside the walls.
Saint Martin of Tours is also the patron saint of Buenos Aires.
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 Fort Tours | George Bishop
About 1870, George Bishop, fourteen years of age, lived on the C. Johnson Ranch, on Little Cedar, about five or six miles northwest of Caddo, and about ten miles east and north of Breckenridge, in Stephens County.
Early one cold, crispy morning, he was asked to go drive in the cow-ponies, and told to ride one of the fastest horses, then in the lot.
Joe Bishop, brother of George, kept the arrows found in George's body for years.
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 The Communities of Brize Norton and Carterton
He succeeded Martin as Bishop of Tours in 397 but reverted to his old ways, neglected his duties, was several times accused of lackness and immorality.
An orphan rescued by Saint Martin of Tours, and raised by Martin's clerics.
When Armentius died in 437, Brice returned to Tours again to claim his proper place, and this time, preceded by the news of having led a better life during his 40 years of exile, he stayed and governed his diocese until his death.
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 St. Volusian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Volusian was of senatorial rank, very wealthy, a relative of the bishop who preceded him, St. Perpetuus, and he lived in the days when Clovis was king of the Franks, the avowed enemy of the Goths.
He held the office of bishop in a very difficult time, when the whole of Western Europe was in turmoil, in the wake of the barbarian invasions from the East.
Gregory of Tours, who succeeded Volusian as bishop of Tours a century later, describes the turmoil of the times, and it is from his writings that we get our knowledge of Volusian.
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 St. Martin Church in Canterbury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the arrival of Queen Bertha with her chaplain Bishop Liudhard, it was restored and used for the Queen worship.
Martin of Tours by Bishop Liudhard (not surprising for a princess who came from Tours and Gaulish bishop).
Bishop Liudhard was there, he probably died soon after the arrival of St. Augustine, as Bede did not mention any more details about him.
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