Saint Martin de Porres - Dominican (1579-1639).
Saint Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru in 1579. He was the natural son of a young Indian woman. He asked for admission to the Dominican Convent of the Rosary in Lima and was received first as a tertiary. When he was 24, he was given the habit of a Coadjutor Brother. He died in 1639, he was beatified by Gregory XVI in 1836 and he was canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII.
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