Saint Martin de Porres, Pray for Us!

November 3 is the optional memorial of Saint Martin de Porres. If you are a regular reader here at Simple Catholic Living, you may know that Saint Martin is one of my favorite saints. In fact, I think I may mention him every year on his feast day. 🙂

Saint Martin de Porres, Pray for Us

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I can’t help myself. He is a saint who suffered great poverty and adversity in his life. He faced rejection (from his own father!), racism, and injustice. Yet, he remained kind, charitable, and humble through it all. He gave what little he had joyfully and loved everyone. Like Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Martin loved all animals, great and small – and they loved him back.

Saint Martin was also one of those saints that received extraordinary graces from the Lord, such as bi-location. However, they were never the focus. Prayer, penance, love. Those are the things that set Saint Martin apart.

Well, it is what sets apart all saints, isn’t it? They love, pray, and give more than the rest. But, since the day I learned about him I have been drawn to him. I want to love God as he did and serve my neighbor as he did.

He is a great model for us all. Saint Martin de Porres, pray for us!

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A Mini-Prayer Request, Please! UPDATE

**Just to let you know, after a little adventure I was able to take the exam. I think I did very well but it dawned on me afterward that no matter how hard I try, my handwriting is pretty bad. So, now, I’m praying she will be able to read my answers! Oh dear.

Many of you know that I have gone back to college to finish getting my bachelor’s degree in English. Well, today I am taking my first mid-term exam after I don’t know how many years for my short story class. I know the material pretty well, I think, and have been studying. Still, I’m a bit nervous about it.

Could you spare a moment to say a quick prayer that I do very well on the exam? I’d ask that you pray that I get a perfect grade, but I’m a little more realistic than that. I’ll be happy with an A- 🙂

After my seven weeks of preparation for today’s feast of St. Joseph, I’m absolutely counting on his intercession! St. Joseph, pray for us!

Thanks so much for the prayers. When I get done I’ll try and update on how I think I did.