When I was little I wanted to be Black and Latino so I could be poor just like Br. Martin.
I had a touch relic of him back then too - from before he was canonized.
The Dominicans sent it to me because I inquired about becoming a lay-brother.
Today I have a first class relic of him and St. Rose and
John Macias - three Dominicans from Lima.
St. Martin de Porres, pray for us.