Please note: The canvas and print do not come mounted or framed.
New, exclusive portrait of St. Martin de Porres
Be inspired by the life and holiness of St. Martin de Porres, a saint who overcame the adversity of his humble beginnings to serve the Lord. He reminds Catholics that all are called to serve God’s creation with love and kindness.
Catholic artist Tianna Williams and Fr. Josh Johnson partnered with Ascension to create this beautiful piece of sacred art, an image that can help transform Catholic churches and homes into places of deeper rest, prayer, and faith.
Rich with symbolism, this portrait depicts St. Martin de Porres in his Dominican habit, portraying with historical accuracy his role of service within the Dominican Convent of the Rosary in Lima, Peru.
Each aspect of this image, from St. Martin de Porres’ halo to the basket of bread he holds, speaks to an important aspect of his saintly life. For St. Martin, a basket of bread symbolizes his daily mission to provide for the basic needs of his brothers and sisters in Christ.
Inspiring Catholic art is not reserved for use in churches and cathedrals—it is available for homes and offices as well. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, “Sacred art draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God” (CCC 2502).
An email with a pdf including a short biography of St. Martin, an explanation of one of the artistic choices, and a prayer to St. Martin will be sent to everyone who purchases.