AUGUST 8: ST. DOMINIC,
Founder of Order of Preachers.
Spread the Devotion of the Holy Rosary.
“St. Domingo Félix de Guzmán (1170–1221), also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, was the founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers (OP). He is the patron saint of astronomers. He was educated in the schools of Palencia, joined the Canons Regular, and in 1215, St. Dominic subjected himself with six other companions to prayer and penance, obtaining authority to preach. Dominic devoted the best years of his life to combating heresy. The spread of the prayer of the Holy Rosary is attributed to the preaching of St. Dominic (From the Daily Roman Missal, MTF).”
Dear friends, let us pray for all the Dominicans all over the world so that they be faithful to the charisms of their founder and through his intercession and example, that we may have an intense passion of spreading the truth and the Christian doctrine out of love for God and the good of all souls. Let us also thank St. Dominic for his faithful zeal to spread the devotion of the Holy Rosary.
May Saint Dominic come to the help of your Church by his merits and teaching, O Lord, and may he who was an outstanding preacher of your truth be a devoted intercessor on our behalf. (Opening prayer, Mass proper)
St. Dominic, pray for us!