Novena to Saint Martin de Porres, OP

SAINT MARTIN, your concern and charity embraced not only your needy brethren, but also the animals of the field. You are a splendid example of charity; we thank and praise you. From above, hear the requests of your needy brethren.

(Mention your request here)

By modeling our lives after yours, and imitating your virtues, may we live content knowing that God has looked favorably upon us. Because this is so, we can accept our burdens with strength and courage in order to follow in the footsteps of our Lord and the Blessed Mother.

May we reach the Kingdom of Heaven through the intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Dear SAINT MARTIN you were always the tireless servant of the sick. During your lifetime and from your place in Heaven God worked many miracles through your prayers. Look with com-passion on…

(Name of sick person)

… suffering now from sickness. Ask the Lord to touch him/her with his healing hand. Help us all to use with wisdom and with a thankful heart the health and strength God gives to us so that, following your example, our whole lives may be a song of thanksgiving and praise to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

SAINT MARTIN, pray for us and for all who are sick.

SAINT MARTIN, intercede for all who lovingly tend the sick and give them comfort, care and support in their hour of need.


We turn to you SAINT MARTIN, in our present difficulties. You were always a lover of the Prince of Peace and the builder of peace. We recall how you spared no effort to preserve harmony in your sister’s family and among your Dominican brothers. Obtain for us that we may help one another and be ever ready to forgive as we hope to be forgiven. Ask God to give us the wisdom and generosity to make allowances for others. Help us never to say or do anything that would injure the peace of our family but to do all we can to create and preserve an atmosphere of trust, reverence and love. We ask you to present our intentions to Christ Our Lord.