Born shortly after the founding of Lima, Martin entered the Dominican Order early in life. There he spent the remainder of his 60 years in complete dedication to his order and the cause of the poor, sick and neglected of Lima while growing to the highest levels of sanctity and humility. The appeal of St. Martin de Porres is universal. Called an apostle of charity, patron of social justice, father of the sick and poor, and helper in hopeless cases, he is a powerful intercessor to those in need.
The close friend of St. Rose of Lima, he became a Dominican lay brother at 15 and spent his life (he died at 61) helping those in need. Many great anecdotes tell how he raised the dead; multiplied food; cured the sick; healed wounded animals; visited those in need through bilocation; did extreme penance and gained the names of Apostle of Charity, patron of social justice, father of the sick and poor, and helper in hopeless cases.
- Giuliana Cavallini, OP
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never knew how holy St. Martin was until I read this book.
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