Glorious St. Martin de Porres, we thank and praise God for your inspiring example of charity. Your self-sacrificing love embraced sick, suffering, poor and needy persons. Your concern for all God’s creatures moved you to care for even the smallest and weakest animals of the field. From your place in heaven among the saints, intercede to God for us who invoke you in our time of need.
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By imitating your examples of charity and patience may we have the grace to accept the difficulties and sufferings of life, relying also on the help of Mary, our Blessed Mother. May we know and feel that Jesus is with us in our pain, bringing us healing and hope. May the trials we face not blind us to the many blessings we also receive from the hands of our Heavenly Father as we look forward to the joys of heaven. Amen.


The Saints on Prayer

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ~Saint Augustine of Hippo

What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips? ~Saint John Chrysostom

He who prays most receives most. ~Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Without prayer nothing good is done. God’s works are done with our hands joined, and on our knees. Even when we run, we must remain spiritually kneeling before Him. ~Saint Luigi Orione

Have confidence in prayer. It is the unfailing power which God has given us. By means of it you will obtain the salvation of the dear souls whom God has given you and all your loved ones.” Ask and you shall receive,” Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~Saint Peter Julian Eymard