As the first black saint in the Americas, St. Martin de Porres is known as the patron saint of racial and social inequality, as well as barbers, hairdressers, and radio. A Dominican, he stands in traditional garb holding the crucifix and a broom. The broom depicts his famous quote: “Everything, even sweeping, picking vegetables, weeding a garden and waiting on the sick could be a prayer, if it were offered to God.” In the background are translucent triangles, reminiscent of the tall Andes mountains in Porres’s hometown of Lima, Peru.
St. Pope John XIII had a different name for him: “He rightly deserved to be called by the name the people gave him: Martin of Charity”. May we call on him even more in months and years to come, and follow his lead as we put charity above all else.
This gorgeous design comes printed on 100% cotton. Select yardage at checkout. Please allow up to 12 days for shipping. As always, shipping is FREE to the lower 48 states. If outside the lower 48 states in USA, please contact me prior to purchase for shipping estimate. *Please note that I purposely blurs the images displayed on your screen to protect copyrights. The images on the printed fabric are crisp and clear.
– fat quarter: 21″ x 18″
– by the yard: 42″ wide
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