A Story of Saint Martin de Porres
Martin was born on Decemeber 9, 1579, in Peru. Though his father did not care for him very much, through the love of his mother she taught him to pray and never sin. At an early age he was sent to learn a barber's trade as well as learning about medicine. A few short years later his father told him to leave and not to come back. Martin felt sorry for his father but happy for himself because he could now do what God wanted of him. He helped the sick and the wounded, keeping little money for himself and giving the rest to the poor. He fasted, prayed and did penance. After several years he joined the Dominicans. As he worked in the infirmary his heart was with God and Our Lady. God worked many miracles through Martin.
Author Brother Ernest, C.S.C.
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In the Footsteps of the Saints Level 1
In the Footsteps of the Saints is a series of leveled readers originally published by the Brothers of the Holy Cross and brought back to print by Mary's Books Publishing. These stories bring to life the stories of many saints and models of the faith. It is so important for children (and all of us) to learn about lives rooted in virtue. These beautifully written books touch the hearts of those young and old. In addition to independent reading these stories make for wonderful bedtime or family reading.
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