ST. DOMINIC

Today, August 8th, we celebrate the Feast Day of...

Who: St. Dominic

What: He was a priest and founder of the Dominican Order. He is the patron saint of astronomers, the innocent of wrongly accused crimes, and the Dominican Republic.

When: (1170-1221) canonized in 1234 by Pope Gregory IX.

Where: Spain, France, Italy

Why:

☕️ The spread of the Rosary, is largely attributed to the preaching of Dominic. As a result, for centuries, Dominicans have been instrumental in spreading the rosary and emphasizing it’s power.

☕️ He founded the Dominican Order which is now one of the largest and most well-known orders in the world.

☕️ He played a significant role in preaching against and disproving the, then widespread, Albigensian heresy.

Famous Quote:

“A man who governs his passions is master of the world. We must either command them or be enslaved to them. It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.”

 

St. Dominic, pray for us!