Here is my post for the Evangelium Institute Blog on the Memorial of St. Martin de Porres, patron saint of social justice.
There are so many saints in the Church that very often several of them could be celebrated on some days. For instance, on November 3rd we could celebrate St. Winifred, who lost her head to the evil Caradoc because she would not give in to him. Despite being headless, she was raised from the dead, which freaked Caradoc right out. Then there is St. Malachy. He was so stellar a saint that St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote a biography of the man. Holy Mother Church does try to keep our calendar less cluttered, however, and will usually draw our attention to one saint.
Today, we remember one of the humblest of saints: St. Martin de Porres.
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