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    Son of a Conquistador St. Martin was born in the Porres section of Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. It had been less than 50 years since the Spanish conquistador Francis Pizarro had resolved to obtain his own wealth and power by conquering the Incan empire which was centered in modern day Peru....
    As you might know, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as St. Padre Pio, was a Capuchin Franciscan who spent almost his entire life in a fairly small region of Italy. However, he has become one of the best known saints of the Twentieth Century not only in Italy but well beyond the borders of...
    The Crusade of 1212 in Spain In 1212, in response to Pope Innocent III's call of a new crusade, many knights and foot soldiers had begun to gather near the city of Toledo, Spain. There were men from Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, and, of course, Spain who were preparing to go to war. They...
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