Martin de Porres: Rose in the Desert

Martin de Porres: Rose in the Desert

Houghton Mifflin Company

$16.99 

As the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman & a former slave, Martin de Porres was born into extreme poverty. Even so, his mother begged the church fathers to allow him into the priesthood. Instead, Martin was accepted as a servant boy. But soon, the young man was performing miracles. Rumors began to fly around the city of a strange mulatto boy with healing hands, who gave first to the people of the barrios. Martin continued to serve in the church, until he was finally received by the Dominican Order, no longer called the worthless son of a slave, but rather a saint & the rose in the desert.
This beautifully illustrated hardcover children's book tells the story of real-life Peruvian saint Martin de Porres (1579-1639). Written by Gary D. Schmidt & illustrated by David Diaz.

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