De Porres House
(Peru)
 
St. Martin de Porres
 
Feast Day: November 3rd
 
Died in 1639
Canonized in 1962

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
Bridgid Compton
Michelle Longoria
Lindsey Matvey
Lauren Shirley
Irene Soto-Sanchez
Ron Steiner
Jerry Waldon
STUDENT HOUSE LEADERSHIP
Bill Rathburn - House Captain
Terrance Thomas - House Vice-Captain
Ava Kish - House Chaplain
Ann Thomas and Evie Trent - House Historians
Claire Kelley - House Engagement Coordinator

DE PORRES CLASS REPRESENTATIVES
Julia Smith - Senior Rep
Sarah Theodore - Senior Rep
Hayden Bauer - Junior Rep
Barron Cate - Junior Rep
Ann Thomas - Junior Rep
Sasha Mascarenhas - Sophmore Rep
Paisley Rodriguez - Sophmore Rep

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