Saturday, 8 August 2009

St Dominic Guzman 1170 - 1221

At Bologna...St. Dominic, confessor and founder of the Order of Friars Preachers. He was most illustrious, being distinguished by nobility of birth, sanctity and learning. Until death he preserved without stain his virginity and by the singular grace of his merits he raised three persons from the dead. By his preaching he curbed heresies and established many persons in a religious and godly manner of life. On August 6, his soul soared to heaven, there to receive a reward commensurate with his extraordinary works. His feast, however, is celebrated on this day, by the decree following the Liturgical Reform of 1969 called Laudis Canticum, published by Pope Paul VI.
Taken from the Dominican Martyrology

God of truth, you graciously enlightened your Church by the merits and teaching of Saint Dominic, your confessor. By his prayers grant that the Church may never lack for temporal help, and may grow ever richer in spiritual blessings. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Taken from the Dominican Missal

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