Today in Latin American History
Pope John XXIII Canonized St. Martín de Porres in 1962
Photo: St. Martín de Porres
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.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, the Siege of Cuzco commenced in which Incans attempted to retake Cuzco from Spanish in 1536
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Colombia Francisco de Paula Santander who was in office 1832-37 died in 1840
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Ricardo Oliveira who plays for the National team & São Paulo FC was born in 1980
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Daniel Alves who plays for the National team & FC Barcelona was born in 1983
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian model Raquel Zimmermann who’s been on cover of Vogue, Marie Claire, and Elle magazines was born in 1983