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Saint Martin de Porres

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Saint Martin de Porres

Birth
Lima, Provincia de Lima, Lima, Peru
Death 3 Nov 1639 (aged 59)
Lima, Provincia de Lima, Lima, Peru
Burial Lima, Provincia de Lima, Lima, Peru
Memorial ID 8135534 View Source
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Saint. Son of a Spanish nobleman and a Black woman. When he was young his mother sent to work as a helper to a surgeon where he learned to care for the sick. He later entered the convent as a lay brother in the infirmary. St.Martin looked after the ill and did any humble task assigned. Effected many cures and also ran a hospital for cats and dogs. Lived a life of simplicity and devotion to all creatures. His Feast Day is Novenber 3.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: girlofcelje
  • Added: 28 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8135534
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8135534/martin-de_porres : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Martin de Porres (9 Dec 1579–3 Nov 1639), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8135534, citing Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Lima, Provincia de Lima, Lima, Peru ; Maintained by Find A Grave .