The Feast Day of All Dominican Saints

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Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  (Mt. 5:8)

Why do we celebrate our Saints?

We come together as one Dominican Family today to celebrate not only Our Saints, but also our many Blesseds, Holy Friars, Nuns, sisters and Laity who have lived over the past 800 years.

We are so privileged to celebrate them as they provide us with an example by which we follow in our religious lives, by their wondrous fellowship in their communion and in their much needed aid to us by their intercessions to God on our behalf.

We include in our celebrations also all the “forgotten” saints because according to the General Chapter of Valencia in 1337, there were 13,370 martyrs between 1234 and 1335. There were another 26,000 in the 16th century alone. Martyrs, confessors, virgins, and holy men and women all have their place of honour in the Order. Friars, worn down through constant contemplation, study, and preaching; nuns who lived lives of great prayer, silence, and penance; sisters who educated 1000s of souls; and third order members who sanctified the world.

We celebrate our thanks to God on this important feast day for our Order and turn to the examples of our Saints, their lives and their intercessions for us so that they may guide us on our spiritual Dominican life’s journey.

Our Order’s Father, Saint Dominic left us a wonderous legacy of teaching and preaching by word and example of how we should live our lives.It is, then, joyous and encouraging that so many of our Dominican brothers and sisters have been beatified and canonized.

Let us pray then in the example we have been taught to ask our dear saints to intercede for us, and to thank our God for all the saints of our Dominican Order and for the fruits of our order to be pleasing in his sight…..

God, the heavenly Father have mercy on us.

God, the Son, Redeemer of the world have mercy on us.

God, the Holy Spirit have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God have mercy on us.

Holy Mary

pray for us.

Holy Mother of God

pray for us.

Holy Virgin of Virgins

pray for us.

All you holy angels and archangels

pray for us.

All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets

pray for us.

All you holy Apostles and Evangelists

pray for us.

All you holy martyrs

pray for us.

All you holy virgins and widows

pray for us.

All you holy men and women

pray for us.

Saint Michael

pray for us.

Saint Gabriel

pray for us.

Saint Raphael

pray for us.

Saint Joseph

pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist

pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalen

pray for us.

Holy Father Augustine

pray for us.

Holy Father Francis

pray for us.

Blessed Jane of Aza

pray for us.

Blessed Reginald

pray for us.

Holy Father Dominic

pray for us.

Holy Father Dominic

pray for us.

Blessed Bertrand

pray for us.

Blessed Mannes

pray for us.

Blessed Diana

pray for us.

Blessed Jordan of Saxony

pray for us.

Blessed John of Salerno

pray for us.

Blessed William and Companions

pray for us.

Blessed Ceslaus

pray for us.

Blessed Isnard

pray for us.

Blessed Guala

pray for us.

Blessed Peter Gonzalez

pray for us.

Saint Zdislava

pray for us.

Saint Peter of Verona

pray for us.

Blessed Nicholas

pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth

pray for us.

Blessed Gonsalvo

pray for us.

Blessed Sadoc and Companions

pray for us.

Blessed Giles

pray for us.

Saint Margaret of Hungary

pray for us.

Blessed Batholomew of Vincenza

pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

pray for us.

Saint Raymond of Penyafort

pray for us.

Blessed Innocent V

pray for us.

Blessed Albert of Bergamo

pray for us.

Saint Albert the Great

pray for us.

Blessed John of Vercelli

pray for us.

Blessed Ambrose

pray for us.

Blessed Cecilia

pray for us.

Blessed Benvenuta

pray for us.

Blessed James of Varazze

pray for us.

Blessed James of Bevagna

pray for us.

lessed Jane of Orvieto

pray for us.

Blessed Jordan of Pisa

pray for us.

Saint Emily

pray for us.

Blessed James Salomonio

pray for us.

Saint Agnes of Montepulciano

pray for us.

Blessed Simon

pray for us.

Blessed Margaret of Castello

pray for us.

Blessed Augustine Kazotic

pray for us.

Blessed James Benefatti

pray for us.

Blessed Imelda

pray for us.

Blessed Dalmatius

pray for us.

Blessed Margaret Ebner

pray for us.

Blessed Villana

pray for us.

Blessed Peter Ruffia

pray for us.

Blessed Henry

pray for us.

Blessed Sibyllina

pray for us.

Blessed Anthony of Pavonio

pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena

pray for us.

Blessed Marcolino

pray for us.

Blessed Raymond of Capua

pray for us.

Blessed Andrew Franchi

pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer

pray for us.

Blessed Clara

pray for us.

Blessed John Dominic

pray for us.

Blessed Alvarez

pray for us.

Blessed Maria

pray for us.

Blessed Peter of Castello

pray for us.

Blessed Andrew Abellon

pray for us.

Blessed Stephen

pray for us.

Blessed Peter Geremia

pray for us.

Blessed John of Fiesole

pray for us.

Blessed Lawrence of Ripafratta

pray for us.

Blessed Anthony della Chiesa

pray for us.

Saint Antoninus

pray for us.

Blessed Anthony Neyrot

pray for us.

Blessed Margaret of Savoy

pray for us.

Blessed Bartholomew of Cerverio

pray for us.

Blessed Matthew

pray for us.

Blessed Constantius

pray for us.

Blessed Christopher

pray for us.

Blessed Damian

pray for us.

Blessed Andrew of Peschiera

pray for us.

Blessed Bernard

pray for us.

Blessed Jane of Portugal

pray for us.

Blessed James of Ulm

pray for us.

Blessed Augustine of Biella

pray for us.

Blessed Aimo

pray for us.

Blessed Sebastian

pray for us.

Blessed Mark

pray for us.

Blessed Columba

pray for us.

Blessed Magdalen

pray for us.

Blessed Osanna of Mantua

pray for us.

Blessed John Liccio

pray for us.

Blessed Dominic Spadafora

pray for us.

Blessed Stephana

pray for us.

Saint Adrian

pray for us.

Blessed Lucy

pray for us.

Blessed Catherine Racconigi

pray for us.

Blessed Osanna of Kotor

pray for us.

Saint Pius V

pray for us.

Saint John of Cologne

pray for us.

Blessed Maria Bartholomew

pray for us.

Saint Louis Bertrand

pray for us.

Saint Catherine de Ricci

pray for us.

Blessed Robert

pray for us.

Blessed Alphonsus and Companions

pray for us.

Saint Rose

pray for us.

Saint Dominic Ibanez and Companions

pray for us.

Blessed Agnes of Jesus

pray for us.

Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions

pray for us.

Saint Martin de Porres

pray for us.

Blessed Peter Higgins

pray for us.

Blessed Francis de Capillas

pray for us.

Saint Juan Macias

pray for us.

Blessed Terence

pray for us.

Blessed Ann of the Angels

pray for us.

Blessed Francis de Posadas

pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort

pray for us.

Blessed Francis Gil

pray for us.

Saint Matteo

pray for us.

Blessed Peter Sanz and Companions

pray for us.

Saint Vincent Liem

pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth Castaneda

pray for us.

Blessed Marie

pray for us.

Blessed George

pray for us.

Blessed Catherine Jarrige

pray for us.

Saint Ignatius and Companions

pray for us.

Saint Dominic An-Kham and Companions

pray for us.

Saint Joseph Khang and Companions

pray for us.

Saint Francis Coll

pray for us.

Blessed Hyacinthe Cormier

pray for us.

Blessed Pier Giorgio

pray for us.

Blessed Bartolo

pray for us.

Blessed Michael Czartoryski

pray for us.

Blessed Julia Rodzinska

pray for us.

All holy Dominican brothers and sisters

pray for us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us.

Let us pray.–

God, source of all holiness, you have enriched your Church

with many gifts in the saints of the Order of Preachers.

By following the example of our brothers and sisters,

may we come to enjoy their company

for ever in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Your Son, who lives and reigns with You

and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

 

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