St. Martin de Porres
The illegitimate, mixed-race Peruvian
grew up in extreme poverty and had one desire, to join a religious order -- something that was impossible back then due to his race. However, he volunteered at a religious community and for years carried out menial tasks. His efforts were recognized and he was finally allowed to join the order, although he underwent bullying by others. He led a devout and holy life helping those in need.