St Martin Triduum 2019

 Fri Nov 1st, Sat Nov 2nd and Sun Nov 3rd (Feast Day)

Preacher Fr Colm Mannion OP

Martin de Porres Velázquez, O.P. (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639), was a Peruvian lay brother of the Dominican Order who was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI and canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII.

He was noted for his work on behalf of the poor. He maintained an austere lifestyle, which included fasting and abstaining from meat. Among the many miracles attributed to him were those of  bilocation, instantaneous cures, and an ability to communicate with animals.