Prayer to St. Martin de Porres

Saint Martin de Porres is a Roman Catholic Saint who lived between 1579-1639. He was a lay brother of the Dominican friary at Lima. He was well known for his humility and charity as well miraculous cures. He was kind and compassionate to the poor and the sick. He treated people without regards to their race, color or status. He is the Patron Saint of African-Americans, mixed-race people, poor people, Peru, social justice, hair-stylists and so on. His Feast is celebrated on November 3rd. St. Martin was a close friend of St. Rose of Lima.

O Saint Martin, teach us to be generous with the gifts that God has given us. Make us sympathetic towards those who are suffering and afflicted. Pray to Our Redeemer and to Our Lady of Mercy that our hearts may not be hardened by sin and selfishness, but that we may always be kind and generous to our neighbors because they are the children of Our Heavenly Father. Amen.

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