August 8: St. Dominic

St. Dominic, pray for us.

The Order of Preachers (Dominicans) was founded by Saint Dominic de Guzman in the thirteenth century. The “friars,” as they are called, seek a life of both contemplation and active ministry, living in community and being united by their faith in Jesus Christ. They make vows to live the Evangelical “counsels” of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Contemplation has been defined as “the tranquil abiding in the presence of God.” It is an integral part of any fully human life and, ideally, it must be the wellspring of all Christian activity.

Let us pray. “Lord, let the holiness and teaching of St. Dominic come to the aid of your Church. May he help us now with our prayers as he once inspired people by his preaching. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.”


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