Why Isn't Charles Martel A Saint?
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(10-21-2009, 04:31 AM)ggreg Wrote:
(10-19-2009, 09:09 PM)BrevisVir55 Wrote: I think Charles Martel had multiple wives actually. But in that time in Europe, many folk still could not comprehend the novel idea of one wife for life.

Not much has changed then.

Except now we call them "partners" which is more expendable.  Martel was married twice but also kept a mistress named Ruodhaid and had four children with her. 
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#32
Oh charlie
Sip sip
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#33
Why isn't Charles Martel a saint? Because they named a Cognac after him?
tim
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(10-19-2009, 10:51 PM)BrevisVir55 Wrote:
(10-19-2009, 10:48 PM)WanderingPenitent Wrote: For that matter, why isn't Alfred the Great a Saint, or even a Servant of God?

He's a saint isn't he? Fairly sure he is. Asser made sure of it.

Maybe you're thinking of Edward the Confessor?
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(10-20-2009, 07:24 PM)Miquelot Wrote: If it is a question of finding a "warrior saint," we do have several, don't we?  The obvious ones are Joan of Arc and King Louis IX, but don't forget Martin of Tours and Nuno Álvares Pereira, to name two.  If anybody can add to the list... 

St. Martin of Tours stopped fighting after his conversion (like St. Ignatius of Loyola), so I don't know that he qualifies as a warrior saint.  In fact, he was jailed at one point for refusing to fight.
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