Kerkgenootschap San Martin de Porres
Incorporar el espíritu y espiritualizar el cuerpo

San Martin of Porres is a christian church based in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Our Church follows the teaching and the rituals inspired by Saint Martin of Porres and of Saint Hildegard of Bingen who themselves followed the footsteps of the healer Jesus.

The church disseminates their messages on our self-healing power, on spiritual and body levels, thanks to Nature’s heritage, silence and sacred songs.

Christic, syncretic & nature-friendly

Christic, syncretic, ecumenical, open to the whole world, nature-friendly, the Church San Martin of Porres  builds a bridge between the European and the south-American spiritual heritages, between the western and the Indian native traditions.

Values of unity

Whatever the religion, the political and philosophical opinion of the faithful are, the Church is aimed at those who find their own selves in this tradition of unity, openness, compassion, presence, joy, beauty and simplicity. 
The church refuses all kind of proselytizing, moral judgement and sectarianism and constantly stimulates the freedom of conscience of its faithful.

Our inspiration

Saint Martin of Porres


Martin de Porres

Dominican monk and healer. Half blood (son of an African slave and of a Spanish noble man), he performed numerous supernatural healings and perfectly mastered the use of medicinal plants.

Saint Hildegard of Bingen


Hildegard van Bingen

German benedictin nun and healer. Clearvoyant, she also mastered the use of medicinal plants and even minerals.

Our Lady of Luján


Maagd van Lugan

« Mother of the Poor ». Since1630 ( when her energy « appeared » for the first time), the Virgin of Luján has performed many miracles.

Our Lady of Guadalupe


Inspiratiebronen Guadalupe

Great figure of Christian tradition in Central and South America since 1531. Considered as the “Empress of the Americas”, she is also said to have performed miracles.

Don Bosco


Don Bosco

Italian roman catholic priest. He has the gift of healing. He dedicated his life to pedagogy, educational missions. In 1854, he founded  the  St. Francis de Sales Association, dedicated to education of children in need.

Saint Francis of Assisi


Franciscus Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226) : monks and founder of the Order of Friars Minor. He celebrated, more than others, the communion between mankind and nature.

Rituals: fasting, rejuvenation baths & songs

The Church San Martin of Porres disseminates the original and healing rituals unknown by the general public. They are inspired by the teaching San Martin of
Porres and Saint Hildegard of Bingen.

The following rituals are the cornerstone of our church:

  • Fasting in the nature
  • Ritual baths of purification & protection (Hildegarde of Bingen, Martin de Porres) which echo to the symbolic ritual of the mystical bath/Rejuvenation bath (The Bible, Garden of Eden).
  • Prayers for healing (rosary)
  • Anointing with blessed and essential oils
  • Planted-based care & rituals (rose herbal tea fo Hildegard of Bingen, south-American wild  cinnamon herbal tea)
  • Traditional care with wild tobacco’s blowing (on the hands, the head, the heart with the invocation of Saint Martin of Porres)
  • Overtone singing (sacred songs received by Hildegard of Bingen, hymn to Saint Martin of Porres, Rose’s  hymn)
  • Night’s prayers
Vastenkuur Ritueel

For more information

Numerous theologians, authors & films and books echo with our spiritual approach.

Illustratie Kerk en Natuur of Galery

Hereby some examples:

  • Brother Anselm Grün
  • Brother Roger (Taizé)
  • Paul Ferrini
  • John O’Donohue
  • Father Jean-Yves Leloup
  • Brother Leonardo Boff
  • Thomas Merton
  • Neale Donald Walsch
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Mission (film by Roland Joffé, 1986)
  • The Celestine Prophecy (film by Armand Mastroianni / James Redfield, 2006)
  • Vision / Saint Hildegard of Bingen (film by Margarethe von Trotta, 2009)
  • The Bible (documentary, Crispin Reece , Tony Mitchell, Christopher Spencer, 2013)
  • Son of God (documentary by Christopher Spencer, 2014 )

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