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Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru, the son of a Spanish nobleman and black former slave. After his father left his family, Martin took odd jobs and eventually became a Dominican lay brother. His unique spirit took him in many directions; he worked as a housekeeper, barber and medical technician and even founded a home for orphans. Martin kept an animal shelter at his sister's house and was beloved by many for his deep affection for the poor, sick and marginalized.
Patron saint of:
people of mixed-race
About Tiny Saints
Each Tiny Saint is about 1 inch tall and made from a colorful rubber. Each includes a metal clasp so they can be hooked onto keychains, backpacks, and anywhere else you could use a "tiny saint."
Each Tiny Saint includes a small card with brief history of the Saint depicted and what patronage the Saint is associated with.