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Martin de Porres
A Saint of the Americas
by Brian J. Pierce
- Release date: October 1, 2004
- Publisher: Liguori Publications
- Author: Brian J. Pierce
- Language: english
- Format: paperback, 96 pages
- ISBN: 9780764812163 (0764812165)
About The Book
15 Days of Prayer Collection Now distributed by New City Press, this popular series is perfect for those looking for an introduction to a particular spiritual guide, those searching for gift ideas and those who merely wish to know more about the person and his or her spirituality. Additional volume planned in 2 to 3 months intervals. Each volume contains A brief biography of the saint or spiritual leader introduced in that volume A guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat 15 meditation sessions with focus points and reflection guides Martin de Porres is a saint for all people and all times. Born in Peru in 1579, he died at age sixty. His life combined the apostolic zeal of Saint Dominic, the simple love for creation of Saint Francis and the endless compassion for the poor and sick of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. In 1962, he became one of the few saints canonized by Pope John XXIII. Saint Martin did not write any books or preach any sermons. His life was his preaching. He initiated a new expression of the spiritual life radical, simple and holy. He had the gift of spontaneous joy and a capacity for turning the suffering and oppression of the poor into an encounter with God. For that he is known today as the patron saint of social justice. The author is well imbued with the spirit of Martin de Porres as a fellow Dominican and as a student who lived in the area where Martin grew up and ministered in Peru. As he states in the Introduction to this book, I have spent many hours snooping around and praying in many of Martins secret hideouts! Each chapter concludes with pertinent reflection questions that can be used for group discussion or personal reflection. Come explore the life andspirituality of this poor friar from South America who now lives in the splendor of Gods kingdom. Anyone with a compassionate heart toward those oppressed by society will come to love and hold him in esteem.
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