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Le jour de sa première Communion (à gauche) en compagnie de son frère Oscar en 1942.

St. Martin de Porres. Born at Lima, Peru in 1579. His father was a Spanish gentleman & his mother a coloured freed-woman from Panama. At 15, he became a lay brother at the Dominican Friary at Lima & spent his whole life there-as a barber, farm laborer, among other things. St. Martin's love was all-embracing, shown equally to humans & to animals, including vermin & he maintained a cats & dogs hospital at his sister's house. Martin was a friend of both St. John de Massias & St. Rose of Lima…

"Enlightened by the light of faith in the Risen Christ, our look on the world is full of hope and mercy, because we are certain that the cross of Jesus is the tree that gives life.