Monday, August 13, 2007

Saint for August 8

Saint Dominic de Guzman

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


Wonderful Saintly Founder of the eloquent Order of Preachers and friend of Saint Francis of Assisi, you were a fiery defender of the Faith and a fighter against the darkness of heresy. You resembled a great star that shone close to the world and pointed to the Light which was Christ. Help astronomers to study the stars and admire their wonderful Maker, proclaiming: "Give glory to God in the highest." Amen.

Saint Dominic de Guzman was the son of Saint Joan of Aza and the friend of Saint Amata of Assisi. He was canonized on the 13th of July, 1234, by Pope Gregory IX at Rieti, Italy.

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