Martin de Porres: the Lay Brother who Spoke the Truth

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For 3 November 2021, Memorial of St. Martin de Porres, based on Psalm 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9

Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.

Blessed the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commands.
His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth;
the upright generation shall be blessed.

Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.

He dawns through the darkness, a light for the upright;
he is gracious and merciful and just.
Well for the man who is gracious and lends,
who conducts his affairs with justice.

Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.

Lavishly he gives to the poor;
his generosity shall endure forever;
his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Brian Pierce, O.P.

​fr Brian is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, USA. Brian lives at the Priory of St. Albert the Great in Irving, Texas and ministers as an itinerant preacher worldwide.