Daily Homily 2014-08-08

Driven by Love

Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest and Founder.

Born 1170 AD at Calaroga

Died 6 August 1221

Founded the Order of Preachers 25 April 1215

 

Saint Dominic spread the truth of the Catholic faith compelled by the love of God. He worked to improve morals, extinguish heresy and to strengthen the faith. He carried the Cross of Jesus and preached the gospel because of the deep love which he experienced with God through prayer.

 

 

Matthew 16:24-28

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

25 For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

26 For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?

27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels: and then will he render to every man according to his works.

28 Amen I say to you, there are some of them that stand here, that shall not taste death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

 

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El Greco, Saint Dominic in Prayer 1588

El Greco, Saint Dominic in Prayer 1588