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St. Martin Family Services
4550 W. Bradley Road
Brown Deer, WI 53223
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|Respite Care||Child Care||Home Companion|
A New Kind of Family Services!
At St. Martin many of our cherished moments come from the connection we share in caring for children/Elderly and their families. Our providers are experienced, and professionally screened and referenced.
Loving, trusting and compassionate caring is our ministry.
St. Martin's has a history of over 36 years of providing Christian childcare and educational services in the Milwaukee community. Our Christian preschool St. Martin's Kiddie Kollege has laid the educational foundation that has produced lawyers, teachers, counselors, engineers, social workers and medical doctors.
St. Martin de Porres was born at Lima, Peru, in 1579. His father was a Spanish gentleman and his mother a coloured freed-woman from Panama. At fifteen, he became a lay brother at the Dominican Friary at Lima and spent his whole life there-as a barber, farm laborer, almoner, and infirmarian among other things.
Martin had a great desire to go off to some foreign mission and thus earn the palm of martyrdom. However, since this was not possible, he made a martyr out of his body, devoting himself to ceaseless and severe penances. In turn, God endowed him with many graces and wondrous gifts, such as, aerial flights and bilocation.
St. Martin's love was all-embracing, shown equally to humans and to animals, including vermin, and he maintained a cats and dogs hospital at his sister's house. He also possessed spiritual wisdom, demonstrated in his solving his sister's marriage problems, raising a dowry for his niece inside of three day's time, and resolving theological problems for the learned of his Order and for bishops. A close friend of St. Rose of Lima, this saintly man died on November 3, 1639 and was canonized on May 6, 1962. His feast day is November 3..