NAOMH MÁIRTÍN DE PORRES STATUE
The grey granite statue of St. Máirtín de Porres depicts the saint in the act of pouring soup into a bowl for a hungry child while laying a comforting hand on the child’s head.
St. Máirtín de Porres (1579-1639 – Lima) was a lay brother of the Dominican Order who was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI and canonized in 1962 by Pope John XXIII.
He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony. The statue was unveiled in April 1989 at the occasion of 500 years of Dominicans in Galway.
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