As Martin grew older, he experienced a great deal of ridicule for being of mixed-race.
In Peru, by law, all descendants of African or Indians were not allowed to become full members of religious orders.
When Martin was 15, he asked for admission into the Dominican Convent of the Rosary in Lima and was received as a servant boy and eventually was moved up to the church officer in charge of distributing money to deserving poor.
Ignatius of Antioch during the reign of Emperor Trajan. With details concerning the lives of many early martyrs unclear and often based on legend, we are fortunate to have the actual ...
However, on more than one occasion, Martin passed through the locked doors to care for the sick.
However, he became disciplined for not following the rules of the Convent, but after replying, "Forgive my error, and please instruct me, for I did not know that the precept of obedience took precedence over that of charity," he was given full liberty to follow his heart in mercy. Juan Macías, a fellow Dominican lay brother, and St. In January of 1639, when Martin was 60-years-old, he became very ill with chills, fevers and tremors causing him agonizing pain.
Martin was praised for his unconditional care of all people, regardless of race or wealth.
He took care of everyone from the Spanish nobles to the African slaves.