Saturday, August 4, 2012

St Dominic (August 4)

From the martyrology:

"St. Dominic, confessor, founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, who on the sixth day of this month rested in peace."

You can read more about the saint here.

Also today:
"In the village of Ars, in the diocese of Belley, France, the birthday of St. John Baptist-Mary Vianney, priest and confessor, renowned for his devotion as a parish priest.  Pope Pius XI placed him in the number of the saints, ordered that his feast should be observed on the 9th day of this month, and appointed him as the heavenly patron of all parish priests."

"At Rome, St. Perpetua, who was baptized by the blessed apostle Peter. She converted to the faith her son Nazarius and her husband Africanus, buried the remains of many holy martyrs, and finally went to our Lord endowed with an abundance of merit."

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