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Martin de Porres, OP: Apostle of Friendship, Healer, Pioneer Social Worker, Lover, and Social Guide for Yesterday and Today

In this presentation, we will be inspired by Martin de Porres, a Lay Dominican Brother from the 16th century who was “wholly in love with God and wholly in love with [all God’s creation].”

Martin de Porres, bi-racial, generous, and cheerful, honored and celebrated diversity in a very controversial time.   He was devoured by an outstanding outward manifestation of love for every human being because in every person he saw Christ.  This skilled barber, surgeon, baker, compassionate healer, will enflame our souls with the fire of Divine Love.

Monday, November 18, 2019
Offered twice, 10:00am—11:15am & 6:30pm—7:45pm. 
Free will offering accepted.

Other presentations in the Mystics and Prophets series are:

October 21, 2019   All Shall Be Well: The Spirituality of Julian of Norwich, presented by Jim Gill

January 27, 2020 Mother Skobtsova and Catherine de Hueck Doherty, presented by Claire Anderson

February 17, 2020  The Beguines:  Radical Women’s Movement of Medieval Times: Women Holding Up Half of the Church, presented by Pat Shutts

Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP, is an Adrian Dominican Sister originally from the Dominican Republic.  Xiomara (See-o-mara) ministers as a Hospital Chaplain at Loyola University Health System with special focus on cancer patients.  She has diverse ministerial experiences in the areas of preaching, directing retreats, Spanish-English interpreting, and liturgical dancing.  Xiomara holds a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and is a Board Certified Chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.  Before becoming a religious sister, she was a fashion designer in her native country. 


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