image2St Martin de Porres obeyed his calling from God and the superiors in the Dominican Community. In obedience to God, he listened to what was expected of him by reading and reflecting on the Scriptures. All members of the guild are expected to read and reflect the scriptures as they their calling from God.


St Martin de Porres served all his brothers in the Dominican Community without reserve. He highlighted his understanding of service by ministering to his brothers and sisters in the communities around Lima, his home town. All members of the St Martin de Porres guild are expected to serve our brothers and sisters with special attention being rendered to the poor and the sick.


St Martin de Porres always spent a lot of time in the chapel when his duties were over. He prayed with the Scriptures and had a special love for the Divine Office. He had a special devotion to Our Lady and the Rosary,  believed to have been given to St Dominic. All the members of the guild are expected to have a very strong prayer life: attending retreats, recollections and workshops


image6St Martin de Porres led a very simple life in the Dominican Community. He was responsible for the livehood of many others. The members are reminded that in simplicity - they remain members of the bigger community. The needs of the Gospel come first before anything else.

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