May you be blessed by the God of Dreams on this special feast.
May you see as God sees and dream as God dreams for the world around you.
With the eyes of God, may you look upon those who are hurting and be compassion.
Wishing you every blessing on this the feast of St. Dominic.
St Dominic Gospel Man of Prayer
The Dominican tradition has its origin in the life and ministry of St Dominic de Guzman (1172-1221). His charismatic vision of a way of responding to the needs of the Church in the thirteenth century led to the establishment of the Order of Preachers, popularly known as the Dominicans.
St Dominic completed his theological studies at Palencia in 1196 and became a Canon Regular, a member of a community of priests following the Rule of St Augustine. Pope Innocent III enlisted Dominic to be part of a preaching mission against the Albigensians. The nine years that he spent preaching served as the germinating period for the development of a charismatic vision of a way of living the Gospel in accordance with the Christian faith that would appeal to the deepest ideals and needs of the men and women of his time.