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Porres, Saint Martin de

Porres, Saint Martin de (märtēnˈ dā pôrˈrās), 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 wholly to the sick and unfortunate. He built an orphanage, founded several nurseries, and lived an extraordinarily ascetic life. He was canonized in 1962. Feast: Nov. 5.
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Fr Michael Hurley told the congregation at St Martin De Porres Church in Aylesbury that Luke's untimely death should call on us to live each moment fully.
A poster outside the polling station at St Martin De Porres School in Moseley incorrectly told visitors to "vote for one candidate only" - but everyone had TWO votes in the new mayoral election.
It took over 300 years for the Catholic Church to canonise Saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639).