Sunday, August 8, 2021
St. Dominic was born in 1170 near Osma, Spain. He went to Osma at the age of 14 to be educated. During this time, there was a great famine in Spain. Dominic sold his possessions and beloved books to help feed the hungry.
St. Dominic founded the Dominicans, which is known as the Order of Preachers (OP). They sought to educate through informed preaching. St.Dominic was inspired by the lifestyle of the early Christians as described in the Acts of the Apostles. He also preached and spread the devotion of the rosary.
In addition to being the founder of the Dominican order, St. Dominic of Osma is also the patron saint of astronomers. His feast day is August 8.