Beautiful Catholic Key Chains from Italy!
This wonderful San Martin Caballero Key Chain depicts the classic Catholic image of San Martin Caballero by Cromo NB in Milan, Italy, the world's leading producer of Religious Art.
San Martin Caballero keychain comes with FREE Luminous Rosary and FREE Vatican Postcard! Keychain is 4" x 1.5", metal and enameled artwork.
There are two Saint Martins in the Catholic religion; the recently canonized Saint Martin de Porres and the older Saint Martin of Tours. The latter, known in Latin America as San Martin Caballero, "Saint Martin the Horse-rider," is the one most frequently encountered in luck charms. Born in Hungary during the late Roman empire, he was pressed into service in the Roman army, where he became a centurion, One day, while riding his horse, he chanced upon a near-naked beggar and cut his cloak in half to give the poor man a covering. That night he had a dream in which the beggar appeared to him as Jesus, so he quit the army and became a monk in Italy. He was later promoted to the rank of Bishop of Tours (in France) but always lived a simple life and gave a great deal to charity. Thus San Martin is the Patron Saint of those who hope strangers will aid them.