A Soldier On and Off the Battlefield

with Fr. George Elliott

With the high aspiration to become a hermit at a very young age, the life of St. Martin of Tours took an unanticipated turn when he was required to complete military service for the emperor. Although he was unable to follow his religious ambitions, Martin quickly became known for his great virtue amongst his fellow soldiers. His desire to serve Christ was often expressed in unison with his identity as a military man saying that first and foremost he was a soldier for Christ.

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Fr. George Elliott grew up across the United States until he settled in NE Texas in ’99. He is now a priest of the Diocese of Tyler, TX. Having completed a Licentiate in Patristics,┬áthe study of the life and thought of the early Christians, he is currently pursuing his Doctorate. He hopes to apply the effective methods of evangelization used in the early Church to modern America. When not studying or doing pastoral work, he enjoys reading, rock climbing, and sailing.