Martin later became a lay Dominican brother, and he continued to nurse the sick and care for the poor. He treated all people regardless of their color, race, or status. He was instrumental in founding an orphanage, took care of enslaved people brought from Africa, and managed the daily alms of the priory with practicality, as well as generosity. Martin also became a formidable fundraiser, obtaining thousands of dollars for dowries for poor girls so that they could marry or enter a convent.
He is the patron saint of African Americans, Barbers, Hairdressers, Race Relations, Radio, and Social Justice.
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