Martin de Porres, O.P. (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639), 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.
We are at war for our souls, whether we want to admit it or not. *Being* Catholic-- becoming whom God meant you to be, and not just "doing Catholic things"-- is learning to fight with the best weapons available. Confession, Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Prayer, Fasting, Mary, Saints, Holy Souls-- these are the weapons that enable us to be the people God means us to be and calls us to be.