Friday, November 03, 2006

St. Martin de Porres

Today is the feast day of St. Martin de Porres: the "Saint of the Broom." He lived an incredibly austere life and was continually serving the poor and nursing animals back to health. If you have rat problems... he's your man to pray to for intercession. He has a long list of patronage but it includes barbers, black people, poor people, public education, social justice and television.

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. Amen.


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