By Sarah Dupre, ETC
“While discrimination continues to happen in our nation and in the Southeast Texas region, we owe it to our faith and religious practice to make sure we do what is pleasing in the sight of God,” Father Jerome Robinson, guest speaker for the St. Martin de Porres, National Black Catholic History Month celebration, said.
Father Robinson will be the guest speaker at the celebration Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres, Cheek. He plans on discussing the life of St. Martin de Porres and how people can continue to learn from him today.
“St. Martin de Porres is regarded as the patron saint of social justice. For as long as there has been knowledge of his life, we know that he himself was a victim of discrimination,” Father Robinson said.
“Instead of becoming bitter and resentful, he turned his experience into positive opportunities to bring comfort to those who were ailing, to provide food to those who were hungry and to essentially bring in ministries in the form of outreach,” he said.
For more information about the St. Martin de Porres, National Black Catholic Month Celebration, contact the Office of African American Ministry at (409) 924-4325.