Thursday, August 8, 2013

Solemnity of Our Holy Father Saint Dominic

Greetings and salutations on the Feast of Our Holy Father Saint Dominic.

This hymn is normally used at the end of the novena to St. Dominic.  Today, I offer it as my praise to the founder of the Order of Preachers and the father of Dominican charism.

Thou who hero-like has striven
For the cause of God and heaven,
St. Dominic, whose life was given
Sinners to recall.
Saint of high and dauntless spirit,
By thy vast unmeasured merit,
By thy name which we inherit
Hear us when we call.

Flower of chastity the fairest
Of her lily buds thou bearest,
Snow white as the robe thou wearest,
Gift of hands divine.
With thy brow of starry splendor
With thine eyes so mild and tender
Mary’s client, Truth’s defender,
To our prayers incline.

If you wish to use a litany to enhance your prayer today, I recommend this link:
Litany of St. Dominic

Saint Dominic, Ora Pro Nobis!

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