Artwork by the
Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey
Priest. Preacher, Founder of the Dominicans; Order of Preachers.
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 sustain themselves.
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
'To contemplate and to pass on the fruits of contemplation.'
'To praise, to bless, and to preach.'
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 meaning hound).
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