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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.