Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

St. MARTIN DE PORRES

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Bars and Barbers

Dominican brother and social activist. The son of a 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 lovely enough he also took in sick animals and was a barber.

He is now Patron Saint of convivial hosts such as Inn Keepers, Bar Owners, Hotel Managers and Pub Landlords. Also Barbers and Hairdressers, but we are more focused on the hospitality side. May he bless the humble pub landlord for evermore amen.

St. Martin de Porres Facts and Figures

Name: Martin de Porres
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 1569-1639
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 69

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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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