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Category:Saint Dominic

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Born: 1170 in Calaruega, Province of Burgos, Kingdom of Castile (present-day Castile-Leon, Spain)
Died: August 6, 1221 in Bologna, Province of Bologna (present-day Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
Honored in: Roman Catholic Church Anglican Church Lutheran Church
Canonized: 1234
Major shrine: San Domenico, Bologna
Feast: August 8
August 4 (pre-1970 General Roman Calendar)[1]
Attributes: Chaplet, dog, star, lilies, Dominican Habit, book and staff, tonsure[2]
Patronage: Astronomers; astronomy; Dominican Republic; falsely accused people; Santo Domingo Indian Pueblo, Valletta, Birgu (Malta)

founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominican Order, born about 1170, died August 6, 1221, Memorial on August 8)[1]

Dominic was born at Calaroga, in Old Castile. He was the son of Felix Guzman and Blessed Joanna of Aza (beatified by Leo XII in 1828). Dominic entered the University of Palencia in 1184. He founded the first convent of the Order of Preachers on April 25, 1215. He died August 6, 1221. He was canonized by Gregory IX on July 13, 1234.[2]


  1. Liturgy of the Hours, 1976

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