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Martin de Porres:

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, 1579–1639, Peruvian Dominican lay brother, b. Lima. He was the son of a Spanish soldier and a black freedwoman from Panama. Apprenticed to a barber-surgeon, he later joined a monastery as a tertiary, or lay brother, in Lima and devoted himself
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Saint Martin of Porres, Saint Jude, and Our Lady of Guadalupe surrounded the sacred space of the cathedral.
The Virgen del Cobre listened to our petitions, and Saint Martin of Porres comforted us in our trials.
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