Patron of Public Health Workers, People of Mixed Race, Children and Hairdressers.
Martin was the Peruvian son of a conquistador and a freed slave born in Lima, Peru. He could heal with the touch of his hand. He became a Dominican monk and opened a hospital, orphanage and an animal clinic. He was a man of great heart and compassion.
"Gentle and loving San Martin, you gave unconditionally to anyone with kindness and humility of heart. May we learn from your example to accept all races and cultures rich or poor living without judgment and always moving with kindness."