Saint Dominic of Guzman, 1170-1221
A Spaniard who founded the Dominicans, “Father of the Friars”, fought the Albigensians in France, and received the Rosary from Virgin Mary.
Reflection: “God has never refused me what I have asked,” said Saint Dominic. How could God refuse to respond to the single intention of His Saints, which is His own — the salvation and sanctification of souls? Saint Dominic has left us the Rosary that we may learn, with Mary’s help, to ask what pleases God, and then to pray easily and simply with the same trust.
Sources: Les plus illustres captifs, by Rev. Fr. Calixte de la Providence, Trinitarian (Delhomme et Briguet: Lyons, 1892), Vol. I; Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, a compilation based on Butler’s Lives of the Saints and other sources by John Gilmary Shea (Benziger Brothers: New York, 1894).