“Though he had a difficult background, he had a sensitivity to the poor. What can we do? What can we give to those who are in need? It’s a great lesson from St. Martin de Porres,” said Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, at an evening prayer service Nov. 4 celebrating the Feast of St. Martin de Porres.
The celebration was hosted by St. Martin de Porres Mission in Cheek and sponsored by the Diocese of Beaumont Office of African American Ministry in association with National Black Catholic History Month.