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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Saint's Corner: Dominic of Silos

Name: Dominic of Silos
Feast Day: 20 December
Country of Origin: Spain
History: Benedictine monk. He was exiled from his original community, where he had been novice master and prior, along with two other monks. They found refuge in a struggling community, where he became abbot and revived the monastery, which still exists today. He raised funds to ransom Christians who had been kidnapped by Moors. Blessed Joan of Aza prayed at the shrine of Saint Dominic of Silos to be able to conceive, and she named her son Saint Dominic of Guzman (founder of the Order of Preachers) in his honour.

Birth & Death: 1000 - 20 December 1073

Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos
Vida De Santo Domingo (Spanish)

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