Most glorious Martin de Porres,
whose burning charity embraced
not only the needy brethren,
but also the very animals of the field,
splendid example of charity,
we hail you and invoke you!
From that high throne which you occupied,
listen to the humble requests of your needy brethren
that, by imitating your virtues, we may live contented
in that state in which God has placed us
and carrying with strength and courage our cross,
we may follow in the footsteps of Our Blessed Redeemer
and His most afflicted Mother,
that at last we may reach the Kingdom of Heaven
through the merits of Our Lord Jesus Christ.