Feast Day of St. Dominic de Guzman
St. Dominic was born in 1170 and the founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, Domingo de Guzmán lived an austere life, traveling and spreading the Gospel. He and Saint Francis of Assisi are good friends. Here is a prayer and some quotations attributed to Saint Dominic.
“Arm yourself with prayer instead of a sword; be clothed with humility instead of fine raiment.” – Saint Dominic de Guzman
“We must sow the seed, not hoard it.” – Saint Dominic de Guzman
“I would tell them to kill me slowly and painfully, a little at a time, so that I might have a more glorious crown in Heaven.”
— After being asked what he would do if caught by his enemies.
“You are my companion and must walk with me. For if we hold together no earthly power can withstand us.”
— St. Dominic to St. Francis of Assisi.
Prayer for the Feast of St. Dominic
May God the Father, who made us, bless us. May God the Son, who redeemed us, send healing into our midst.
May God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life, move within us.
May God give us eyes to see to God, ears to hear God, and hands to bring God’s work into the world.
May we walk with God and preach the word of God to all.
May the angel of peace watch over us and lead us at last by God’s grace to the eternal Kingdom.