Monday, August 8, 2011
Today, August 8th, the Church honors Saint Dominic. From The Liturgy of the Hours:
Saint Dominic was born in Calaruega in Spain around the year 1170. He studied theology at Palencia and was made canon of the church of Osma. He worked effectively against the Albigensian heresy through preaching and good example. To carry on this work he gathered together companions and founded the Order of Preachers. He died at Bologna on August 6, 1221.
PRAYER: LORD, LET THE HOLINESS AND TEACHING OF SAINT 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.