Saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639)

November 03, 2017
Saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639)
Readings of the day: RB 27Mass: Romans 9:1-5; Resp. Psalm 147; Luke 14:1-6
Jesus’ openness to others, including those who meant him harm, knew no bounds. Jesus embraced everyone: those who watched him closely and tested him, others who tried to run him out of town; the jealous, envious, and self-righteous; the sick, lame, despised, poor, weak, and shunned. Saint Martin de Porres followed Jesus giving witness to His boundless love. He nursed and cured the sick and plague-stricken; he was especially dedicated to serving the poor, irrespective of race and color (D. Farmer, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, 368).Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, grant us the grace to give witness to this same love.
“Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern,would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?”
Amen, I say to you: That you who have left all and followed me will receive a hundredfold and possess eternal life.(Communion Antiphon, Mass)\

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