Roman St Dominic Figure, Patron Saints & Protectors
- Material: Resin
- Statue Size: Dimensions 3.5" H x1.75" W x 1" D
Dimension of decorative window box: 6" H x 4 3/8" W x 1 3/8" D
- Roman Exclusive
On the front:
PATRON OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTRONOMERS
HOUND OF THE LORD
O Holy priest of God and glorious
Patriarch, St. Dominic, thou who
was a friend, the well-beloved son
and confidant of the Queen of
Heaven and didst work so many
miracles by the power of the Holy
Rosary, have regard for my
necessities. On earth, you opened
your heart to the miseries of your
fellow men, and your hands were
strong to help them; now in
heaven your charity has not grown
less nor has your power waned.
Pray for me to the Mother of the
Rosary and to hard divine Son, for I
have great confidence that through
your assistance I shall obtain the
favor I so much desire. Amen.
On the back:
PATRON OF ASTRONOMY AND ASTRONOMERS (1170-1221)
It is said that Dominic's mother, Blessed Joan Aza, had a vision
that her unborn child was a dog that sprang from her womb,
setting the world on fire with a torch he carried in his mouth.
Her child, Dominic, was born on August 8th, 1170 in Old
Castile, Spain. From an early age, he evinced piety and sacrifice,
spending hours in prayer and avoiding all sin. In 1191, when he was a
student at the university in Palencia, a famine struck Spain. Dominic gave
away all his money and sold all his possessions to feed the hungry. His
fellow students were stunned when he even sold the manuscript he
need it for school. He answered them, "Would you have me study from
these dead skins when people are dying of hunger?"
Dominic dedicated his life to preaching into bringing heretics
back to the face. In 1215 Dominic was granted permission to form the
Order of Preaching friars for this purpose. The group followed a rule of
prayer and penance, preaching and establishing a system of education.
During one point in his ministry, he became discouraged. A vision of Our
Lady came to him and show him a wreath of roses. She instructed him
to say the rosary daily and to teach it to all who would listen. In time, faith
brought more than 100,000 heretics back into the fold. Toward the end
of his life, Dominic had another vision: that a beggar who would do
great things for the Faith. He met the beggar from his vision is very next
day and embraced him. He said, "You are my companion and must
walk with me. If we hold together, no earthly power can withstand us."
The man from his vision was saint Francis of Assisi.
St Dominic died in 1221 was canonized in 1234.
Feast Day: August 8
Prayer card included.
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