St. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru in 1579 to a freed black slave and a noble Spaniard. He joined the Dominicans and through his endless penances, became a martyr in life. He is credited with miraculous healing.
St. Rose of Lima was born on April 20, 1586. She took a vow of chastity and helped her parents and other poor by embroidering. She was a mystic and a visionary, and suffered many mental and physical afflictions. She died at Lima on Aug. 24, 1617.