St. Martin de Porres - Lemon + Barbershop – House of Joppa

St. Martin de Porres - Lemon + Barbershop
St. Martin de Porres - Lemon + Barbershop
St. Martin de Porres - Lemon + Barbershop
St. Martin de Porres - Lemon + Barbershop
St. Martin de Porres - Lemon + Barbershop

St. Martin de Porres - Lemon + Barbershop

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These restorative scents of lemon and barbershop are inspired by St. Martin de Porres. He is the patron of racial harmony, those of mixed race, social justice, barbers, hairdressers, public health workers, and innkeepers. Martin's feast day is November 3.
 
Born in Peru in 1579, Martin was the child of unmarried parents: a father who was a Spanish nobleman and a poor mother who was of indigenous or African descent. His father abandoned the family, leaving Martin to be raised by a single mother. When he was 12, he was apprenticed to a surgeon/barber and he worked to help support his mom and sister. 
    

Around this time, he also began volunteering at a Dominican priory, doing the most menial of tasks. Eventually, Martin was welcomed as a brother and he used his barbering and surgery skills to care for the other Dominicans and the poor in the infirmary.

In art he is often depicted with a lemon tree, which signifies the many miracles attributed to St. Martin, even during his life. Part of his work included tending the priory garden and one story tells of a lemon tree that he planted that blossomed and bore fruit year round, providing fruit for the monks and the poor.

St. Martin de Porres, pray for us.

  •  45+ hour burn time - 6 oz. candle
  • Proudly Made by Hand in the Heartland
  • CORDA candles are handcrafted at every step and made in small batches from a proprietary, all-natural coconut wax blend infused with fine aromatics.

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