The Story of Saint Dominic, Whose Catholic Feast Day in 2017 Is Tuesday, August 8


“While pregnant, his mother, Blessed Joan of Aza, dreamed that she would bear a son who would be a shining light to the Church. She also dreamed that she gave birth to a dog that broke away from her with a burning torch in its mouth by which it set fire to the world. This dog became a symbol of the Dominican order that St. Dominic would found in 1215. She also dreamed that her child had bright star on his head that enlightened the world.”

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