Saint Dominic, now here is a heavy hitter of a saint. So much so some background info is in order. He was born in Spain in the year 1170. Following his theological education, Dominic had joined the Canons Regular which followed the rule of Saint Benedict. At the time in southern France there was a non Christian religion, called the albigenses, gaining in popularity that had many worried. Dominic found his calling in trying to convert the nonbelievers, and he realized living a secluded monastic life was not the right fit. He and a companion traveled to Rome and requested approval from the pope to organize a new order. The “Order of Preachers” or the Dominican Order, exercised a dual purpose of combining the monastic rules of prayer and penance along with the ability to travel and preach Christianity.
His mission of reformation was certainly not without road blocks. In the beginning he did not have much luck at all and was only able to convert a small handful. Plus it was dangerous work. Things were going so badly he actually contemplated writing the pope and telling him it was a bust and dissolving the order. Feeling defeated, he retreated alone to humbly complain to the Mother of God. (I totally believe that because don’t we always call on our moms when things aren’t going well?) Her answer to him was the Rosary. She told him to go forth and teach it’s use and assured Dominic it would gain him followers.
So what’s up with the dog you ask? His mother, while pregnant with him, embarked on a pilgrimage to an abbey where Saint Dominic of Silos (patron saint of hopeful mothers, and whom he was named after), had resided. While traveling, she had a dream that a black and white dog (consider the Dominican’s cloak and habit) leapt from her womb, carrying a torch in it’s mouth thus setting the earth on fire, so to speak. The kicker is that the word Dominican can be broken down in Latin to “Domini canis" meaning “dog of the Lord”. How’s that for coincidence?
And the star? There is another legend that on his baptismal day as his godmother held him in her arms she saw a star descend from heaven and settle on his forehead. Mostly likely due to that story, Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers. His feast day is on August 8.
My original illustration, drawn first in pen and digitally colored, printed on 80 lb. stock and finished with a nice heavy lamination. All cards are trimmed by hand (typically mine or one of my two dogs) making them truly a non mass produced item that is unique and created with care.
Card size is 2.5 x 4.5 inches.
Prayer cards are nice little reminders to take small moments out of our hectic days for reflection. Perfect to use as a bookmark, stick in a mirror, or anywhere eyes will happen upon it, and a great little thoughtful item to tuck into a card for a wee gift to mail.
All cards can be personalized on the reverse to celebrate confirmations, baptisms, first communions, church groups, weddings or anniversaries. Minimum order of 12. There is a $20 design fee and will require a 2 or 3 week turnaround time. Please inquire for more information.
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~Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest things right, and doing all for love.~ St. Therese of Lisieux
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Aug 19, 2020
Beautiful holy card of the saint of my birthday. Highly recommend!
Sep 14, 2019
unique card and art work. just love it. thank you
Apr 10, 2019
Just what I was looking for
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