St. Martin de Porres, patron saint of animals and protector of all creatures, we ask you to look down upon our animal companions and bless them with your compassion and mercy.
Protect their purity of heart and their innocence. May they be blessed with good health and long life. Grant that they may know the love of the Lord Jesus Christ who suffered so much for us on the cross that He might save us from eternal damnation.
Please hear our prayer, St. Martin de Porres, and let it be known to all men that you are the defender of all creatures created by God in His image. Amen!
St Martin de Porres, patron saint of animals, hear our plea.
We know that you were a man who cared deeply for all creatures, and we ask you to intercede on behalf of all animals who suffer in the world today.
We ask that you help us find ways to end cruelty to animals and promote their humane treatment.
Help us make the world a better place for all living things. Amen!
st martin de porres prayer for animals
Lord, You gave Saint Martin de Porres such love for animals, that he is known as the patron of social justice, interracial harmony, and a patron of animals. Inspired by his example, help us to love all of your creatures, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
You gave Saint Martin de Porres such love for animals, that he is known as the patron of social justice, interracial harmony and a patron of animals. Inspired by his example, help us to love all of your creatures.
You gave Saint Martin de Porres such love for animals,
Saint Martin de Porres. You gave Saint Martin de Porres such love for animals, that he became known as the “Saint of Animals.” He is often depicted with a cat under his arm or with his own pet cat at his feet.
You gave Saint Martin de Porres such love for animals, that he became known as the “Saint of Animals.” He is often depicted with a cat under his arm or with his own pet cat at his feet.
That he is known as the patron of social justice,
St. Martin de Porres was a Dominican priest, barber, and healer. He was also a champion of the poor and an advocate for animals. Here’s what else you should know about this saint:
- He was known to be the patron of social justice.
- His feast day is celebrated on December 3rd each year; it’s also his feast day that started out as a celebration in Lima, Peru but has since become popular across South America and beyond!
- St Martin de Porres is often depicted holding an animal because he loved them so much! In fact, one story says that when he was younger he would even let cats sit on top of his head while he slept so they wouldn’t get cold on cold nights outside!
Interracial harmony, and a patron of animals.
You might be wondering: why would a Dominican brother like Martin de Porres be a patron of animals? Well, he was born in Lima, Peru. He was the son of an African slave mother and of Spanish nobility. It was an unlikely mix, but one that produced someone who dedicated his life to serving all kinds of people—including those who were different than him.
To understand this more fully, let’s first look at what kind of person Martin de Porres was before we get into his work for animals. He was known as a healer and herbalist—a barber who used his skills to help cure people from their illnesses. He also worked with orphans and the destitute, providing them with food and shelter whenever he could spare it from his own meager possessions (which weren’t much by comparison). He even took in abandoned children as part of his mission to better humanity!
But perhaps most importantly about Martin de Porres is how much he loved creation itself: all living things including plants and creatures large enough only for food became part of God’s plan through their existence on earth too!
Inspired by his example,
St. Martin de Porres was a man for all seasons, and that’s not just because he lived in Peru. He loved animals so much that he had to go out of his way to avoid them—if he accidentally stepped on one with his sandals, they would become so upset that they would immediately die! So you can imagine how many pets must have been left at the doorstep of his monastery over the years…
This is why we should follow St. Martin de Porres’ example and pray for animals before eating them: because we don’t want them to get angry at us either!
Help us to love all of your creatures,
- Love all God’s creatures,
- The whole of creation is a great mystery:
- Hidden in it are inexhaustible stores of beauty,
- Power and delicacy.
Especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Animals are also a part of creation, and as such we have a responsibility to care for them. It is important to remember that God gave animals to us as gifts, and we should be grateful for their contribution to our lives. Animals are a part of our family; they provide companionship, listening ears, and love. They deserve our respect because they make life more enjoyable for many people.
Animals are also an important part of our community. For example, many people rely on pets or animal services such as the police force or pest control in order to function properly within society.
It’s true that humans have developed some technologies over time through which we can live better lives without needing animals around us all the time—but what if we could keep those technologies minimal while still having access? I think this would lead towards much better health outcomes overall because more people would feel happier overall with less stress at work when they didn’t need those things anymore!
Let us remember that St. Martin de Porres was a cat lover!
Martin de Porres was also a cat lover, who fed them on the street and took them home with him. He even had his own little black cat named “Indio” that he carried around with him wherever he went and slept with at night.
Martin de Porres was an advocate for animals in general, and not just cats. In fact, one of his most famous miracles was when Martin healed an injured bird! After being unable to fly, the bird lifted off into the air after Martin blessed it.
In addition to healing all kinds of wild animals through prayer and intercession—cats included—Martin de Porres also cared for domestic pets like dogs (including ones owned by priests), birds, fish and rats as well as mice! So if there were any doubt about whether or not St Martin de Porres was pro-animal life – this should clear things up once and for all
I hope you will join me in celebrating the life of this saint. He was many things, but most importantly, he was a person who loved animals. Let us remember his love for them today!