Patron Saint of Barbers and Hairdressers, also Inn Keepers, Hotel Managers and Pub Landlords
Dominican brother and social activist.Son of Spanish noble and a black woman in Peru he knew all about racial prejudice.
A skilled physician and healer, he cared for the poor and helped immigrants with accommodation and comfort — to the extent of planting fruit trees along roads to provide shade and food for travelers.
If this wasn't enough he also took in sick animals and was a barber.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1569-1639
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 134
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