St. Dominic

Dates: 1170 – 1221
Feast: Aug. 8
Image Source: © Hospital Tavera, Toledo, Spain / The Bridgeman Art Library
It has been said that St. Dominic gave his days to his neighbor and his nights to God.  Dominic traveled all over Italy and Spain converting people to Christ and calling men to join his order.  He spent entire nights in church praying, sleeping only a few hours to sleep.  Through bodily actions, such as genuflections, and through reading and meditating on Scripture, he offered prayers and petitions to God for the salvation of souls.