Monday, November 03, 2014

San Martincito de Porres

"...When [Saint] Martin died at the age of sixty, November 3, 1639, the grief of all in Lima and the surrounding country was terrible to behold.  Only the knowledge that Martin was now in heaven and only the numerous miracles worked at his tomb were able in some measure to assuage their sorrow.  Perhaps, after a while, they began to understand that Martin's mission of kindness, now that he was in Heaven was to assume word-wide extension..."

Prayer to Saint Martin

Most humble Martin of Porres,
whose burning charity embraced not only thy needy brethren.
but also the very animals of the filed, splendid example of Charity, we hail thee and invoke thee!
From that high throne which thou dost occupy,
deign to listen to the supplications
of thy needy brethren that, 
by imitating thy virtues, we may live contented
in that state in which God has placed us and
carrying with strength and courage our cross,
we may follow in the footsteps of Our Blessed Redeemer and His most
afflicted Mother, that at last we may reach
the Kingdom of Heaven through the merits of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Invocation Prayer to Saint Martin de Porres

In the name of the Most Holy Trinity,
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
In the name of Mary, Queen of Heaven,
In the name of Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
Saint Martin cure (help) me (him, her)
For the honor and glory of God
and the Salvation of souls.

Invocation to be said when applying the Blessed de Martin relic, picture or medal to the sick, or when held in the and by those who are in need.

from The Blessed Martin Guild

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