Monday, August 08, 2011

St. Dominic - Patron Saint of Astronomers

"Death of St. Dominic" by Fra Angelico

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Wonderful Saintly Founder
of the eloquent Order of Preachers
and friend of St. Francis of Assisi,
you were a fiery defender of the Faith
and a fighter against the darkness of heresy.

You resembled a great star that shone close to the world
and pointed to the Light which was Christ.
Help astronomers to study the stars
and admire their wonderful Maker,
proclaiming: "Give glory to God in the highest."

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