He was a South American, born of a Spanish father and an Indian mother. He lived at Lima in Peru. He became a lay brother in the Dominican Order. So great was his holiness that his light shone all through the New World. His memory will never be forgotten. So great was his power of prayer that he raised a dead man to life. He was seventy years old when he died. Pope John XXIII canonized him on May 6, 1962.