August 8 – Saint Dominic de Guzman

Saint Dominic de Guzman

listenO Victorious Lord, Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominican Order, worked hard to rescue people from the heresies in which they trusted, because he felt great pity for them.  When they failed to accept the truth, he grew discouraged, but the Blessed Mother appeared to him in a vision.  She showed him a garland of roses, asked him to pray the Rosary daily, and directed him to teach this prayer to others.  Through the Rosary, the heresies were conquered.  I ask him to pray with her now for the victories I need over the problems in my life.  Saint Dominic, join me whenever I pray the Rosary and carry my prayers to Heaven.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221)

quoteA man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.”

Saint Mary MacKillop (1842-1909)
Feast day August 8

quoteDo all you can with the means at your disposal and calmly leave the rest to God.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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