Saint Dominic facts for kids
Dominic, portrayed in the Perugia Altarpiece by Fra Angelico
|Founder of the Dominican Order|
8 August 1170|
Caleruega, Kingdom of Castile (present-day Castile-Leon, Spain)
|Died||6 August 1221
Bologna (present-day Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
|Canonized||13 July 1234, Spoleto by Pope Gregory IX|
|Major shrine||San Domenico, Bologna|
8 August (4 August in the pre-1970 General Roman Calendar)
|Attributes||Chaplet, dog, star, lilies, Dominican Habit, book and staff, tonsure|
|Patronage||Astronomers; astronomy; Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo Pueblo, Valletta, Birgu (Malta), Campana, Calabria, Managua|
Saint Dominic (Spanish: Santo Domingo; 1170 – 6 August 1221) was the founder of a Catholic order, the Friars Preachers, often called the Dominicans or the Order of Preachers (OP). Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers and the Dominican Republic. He was born in Caleruega, half-way between Osma and Aranda in Old Castile, Spain. He is sometimes called Dominic of Osma or Dominic de Guzmán.
In paintings, his sign is a star or a dog holding a burning torch in its mouth.
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