Martin de Porres, even as a child, gave his heart and time to the poor. When de Porres was 12, he worked for a barber-surgeon where he learned how to cut hair and learned the art of medicine. After becoming very skilled in medicine, de Porres applied to be a lay helper with the Dominicans. He did not feel like he was worthy enough to be a religious brother. After years of nursing the sick, working in the kitchens, distributing money to the poor and prayer, de Porres grew to be a Dominican lay brother.
De Porres is known for his love and care for all people. No matter the race, wealth, or how bad a situation, De Porres would always help, even welcoming the sick into his own home. Later in life, de Porres opened up an orphanage for children and slaves. De Porres was great friends with St. Rose of Lima, the matriarch of the Lima House.
Patron Saint of Barbers, Public Health Workers, Innkeepers and those seeking racial harmony
DE PORRES LEADERSHIP
DEAN Lori Rodriguez MENTORS Billy Clark Michelle Longoria Lindsey Matvey John Searson Lauren Shirley Ron Steiner
STUDENT HOUSE LEADERSHIP
Mattie Benningfield - House Captain Evie Trent - House Vice-Captain Zosia Staniunas - House Chaplain Ann Thomas - House Historian Sarah Theodore - House Engagement Coordinator
DE PORRES CLASS REPRESENTATIVES Nico Barbero - Senior Rep Katie Blomberg - Senior Rep Cooper Childress - Junior Rep Sarah Theodore - Junior Rep Ann Thomas - Junior Rep Terrance Coleman - Sophmore Rep Lyric Berry - Sophmore Rep
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963