Saint Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres (1579-1639), patron saint of children and animals.

Born in Peru, he was the son of a freed slave mother and a Spanish knight father. He skillfully doctored sick people and animals, and was an accomplished herbalist. He started a hospital for animals, and believed that all living things are sacred.

 St. Martin de Porres, Helper of Animals
St. Martin medal.
St. Martin de Porres medal for good luck.