Monday, August 8, 2011

Saint Dominic

16th century portrait of St.Dominic by Giovanni Bellini.

Saint Dominic, also known as Dominic of Osma, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán (1170–August 6, 1221) was the founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers (OP) Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers

"A man who governs his passions is master of the world. We must either command them, or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil."

God of Truth, you gave your church a new light in the life and preaching of our Father Dominic. Give us the help we need to support our preaching by holy and simple lives. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.


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