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Original artwork by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey.
Dominic, Priest. Preacher, Founder of the
Dominicans; Order of Preachers.
Feast Day 8th August.
Dominic seemed set for a contemplative life in
his native Spain. However, whilst travelling through France, he saw the need to
challenge a heresy denying the Incarnation and the sacraments which was gaining
hold. Realising the need to visibly practice the Gospel values he was preaching
he and three Cistercians began itinerant preaching and begging for alms to
In time he founded a religious house at
Toulouse, according to the Rule of St. Augustine, this was the beginning of the
Dominican Order of Preachers. Dominic favoured learning and the use of
intellect so his house was one of study and prayer enabling the friars to
minister salvation to all people through the word of God.
'To contemplate and to pass on the
fruits of contemplation.'
'To praise, to bless, and to
Dominic is portrayed with two of his common
symbols: a star at his head (supposedly seen at his Baptism) and the Hound of
the Lord, a dog carrying a flaming torch. This may have originated because
Dominic's mother had a prophetic dream before he was born that he would be like
a hound carrying forth the word of God symbolised as a flame. Or it could be a humorous
play on the Latin term for Dominicans: Domini-canes (Domini meaning Lord, canes
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