St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres, O.P. Friar Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru in 1579 of John, a Spanish nobleman, and Anna Velasquez, a freed slave. As a boy he studied medicine which later, as a member of the Order, he put to good use in helping the poor. Martin was received as a Read more…

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St. Martin de Porres

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. Known as the “Apostle of Charity,” Martin de Porres (1579 – 1639) was born in Lima, Peru, the son of a slave. While a young man, he was accepted as a cooperator brother at Read more…

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