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Today in Latin American History

Pope John XXIII Canonized St. Martín de Porres in 1962

Pope John XXIII Canonized St. Martín de Porres in 1962

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Today in Latin American history, Peruvian St. Martín de Porres was canonized by Pope John XXIII in 1962.

Martin made a martyr out of his body, devoting himself to ceaseless and severe penances.

In turn, God endowed him with many graces and wondrous gifts, such as, aerial flights and bilocation.

He also possessed spiritual wisdom, demonstrated in his solving his sister’s marriage problems, raising a dowry for his niece inside of three day’s time, and resolving theological problems for the learned of his Order and for bishops.

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