Aug 23 – Martin + Rosa + Toribio

Aug 23 - Martin + Rosa + Toribio

Martin de Porres, 1639
Rosa de Lima, 1617
Toribio de Mogrovejo, 1606
Witnesses to the Faith in South America
23 August

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A Prayer

Merciful God, you sent your Gospel to the people of Peru through Martin de Porres, who brought its comfort even to slaves; through Rosa de Lima, who worked among the poorest of the poor; and through Toribio de Mogrovejo, who founded the first seminary in the Americas and baptized many: Help us to follow their example in bringing fearlessly the comfort of your grace to all downtrodden and outcast people, that your Church may be renewed with songs of salvation and praise; through Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

From the Satucket Lectionary 

Martin de PorresMartín de Porres (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639) was a Dominican brother who was noted for tireless work on behalf of the poor, establishing an orphanage and a children’s hospital. He maintained an austere lifestyle, which included fasting and abstaining from meat. His devotion to prayer was notable even by the pious standards of the age. He was born in Lima, Peru, and lived his entire life in that country.

(more from Wikipedia)

Rose of Lima, by Claudio CoelloRose of Lima, (April 20, 1586August 24, 1617), the first Roman Catholic saint of the Americas, was also born in Lima, Peru. Prior to entering a Dominican convent, Rose helped the sick and hungry around her community. She would bring them to her home and take care of them. Rose sold her fine needlework, grew beautiful flowers, and would take them to market to help her family.

(more from Wikipedia)

Torbio de MogrovejoTuribius of Mongrovejo or Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo (16 November 153823 March 1606) was a Spanish judge of the court of the Inquisition and missionary Archbishop of Lima from the Spanish nobility. He was ordained priest in 1578 and sent to Peru. Though not yet of ecclesiastical rank, Turibius was named Archbishop of Lima, Peru, in May 1579. He began his mission work by travelling to Lima on foot, baptizing and teaching the natives. He built roads, schoolhouses and chapels, many hospitals and convents, and at Lima, in 1591, founded the first seminary in the Western hemisphere.

(more from Wikipedia)



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