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Saint Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru in 1569.
He became a Dominican brother at the age of 24.
Saint Martin was humble and charitable.
His soul was dis-infused from his body at the age of 60.
November 3rd is his feast day.
Oremus (let us pray):
To you Saint Martin de Porres we prayerfully lift up our hearts filled with serene confidence and devotion.
Mindful of your unbounded and helpful charity to all levels of society and also of your meekness and humility of heart, we offer our petitions to you.
Pour out upon our families the precious gifts of your solicitous and generous intercession;
show to the people of every race and every color the paths of unity and of justice;
implore from our Father in Heaven the coming of His Kingdom, so that through mutual benevolence in God, men may increase the fruits of grace and merit the rewards of eternal life.
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