Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saint Dominic, pray for us

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Dominic born in Spain in 1170. Dominic was shocked to see the attacks on the true faith by heresy. He vowed to do something about it. So he founded a three-fold religious Order to teach the true faith. People were unreceptive, stubborn and hostile, but Dominic persisted.
Above Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist with Ms. Guiteau and our high school students during a retreat last February in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dominic was graced with humility and patience. His joy impressed even his enemies.

He healed the sick, raised the dead, multiplied food, and in public debate proved the truth of his doctrine by miracle.

He scattered his men throughout Europe saying: “If grain is sown it bears fruit, but if it is stored it rots.” He died on August 6, 1221.

let the holiness and teaching of St. Dominic
come to the aid of your Church.
May he help us now with his prayers
as he once inspired people by his preaching.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.