Martin de Porres (1579-1639), Saint: Black Catholic History Month (November) USA on Angels Do Speak!®

St. Martin de Porres on Angels Do Speak!®

From the tapestry on the walls of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Downtown Los Angeles, California. The tapestry reflects the diversity of the Catholic Church and Faith.

St. Martin de Porres’ Feast Day is November 3, he was canonized by Pope John XXIII in 1962. He was born in Lima, Peru to a freed Panamanian Slave named Anna is the illegitimate of a Spanish Knight John de Porres.

St. Martin de Porres is the friend of St. Rose of Lima and became a Dominican lay brother in Lima. He is considered a Dominican mystic becase of his mystical gifts including bilocationa and aerial flights.


Bunson, Matthew, Bunson, Margaret, Bunson, Stephen (1998). Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of SAINTS. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Divisiion.



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