St. Martin De Porres

Saint Martin De Porres is the patron of Peru, racial harmony, hairdressers, barbers, and state schools. He is known for his spectacular cures for the sick. Saint Martin of De Porres led the Dominicans to drop their stipulation that “no black person may be received to the Holy habit or profession of our Order.” He is also attributed with raising the dead and is the first black saint from America. St. Martin De Porres' feast day is November 3rd.