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.
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