Tuesday, August 4, 2009

St. Dominic and Mary's Psalter


In the traditional calendar, today, August 4, is the feast day of St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the great Order of Preachers and beloved for his popularization of the Marian Psalter (Holy Rosary).

According to the Fish Eaters website, "St. Dominic de Guzman popularized the Marian Psalter in the form we have it today (150 Aves with a Pater after each 10) when Our Lady encouraged him to pray it that way in response to the Albigensian heresy." Read more about the history and practice of the Holy Rosary here.

St. Dominic's feast is celebrated on August 8 in the Novus Ordo calendar.

Image:
El Greco's "St. Dominic in Prayer" from Wikimedia Commons. In the public domain.

2 comments:

Catholic Mom of 10 said...

What a lovely blog!

Marie-Jacqueline said...

Catholic Mom,
Thank you for your visit and gracious comment. The blog is dear to my heart. I hope to soon have the time to post more frequently.

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