St. Martin de Porres was a Dominican cooperator brother in Lima, Peru. The son of a Spanish officer and a freed slave woman, his options seemed limited, but he chose to train as a barber and surgeon. These skills proved very useful in his vocation as a Dominican, although even more important was his boundless love of God and neighbor! Martin was known for his compassion and charity toward both humans and animals…even mice! Today let us pray to St. Martin de Porres for our needs and intentions, confident that he will present them to our Lord.
Happy and blessed feast day greetings to all the Dominicans of the Province of St. Martin de Porres throughout the world!