Category Archives: Dominican saints & blesseds

Saint Zedislava Berkiana

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God, by her married life and works of charity you taught Saint Zedislava to
pursue the way of perfection. By her prayers may family life be strengthened
and be a witness to Christian virtue.

Saint Zedislava is depicted as a third order Dominican
(in the Dominican habit on the left in the image) wearing a rosary wound with
roses, lying in the place of a sick person in bed. She is the patron saint of
difficult marriages and people who are ridiculed for their piety.

Blessed Sebastian Maggi

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Strengthened by holy intercession, O Sebastian, Confessor of
the Lord, those here present , that we who are burdened the weight of our
offenses. Maybe relieved by the glory of thy blessedness, and may thy guidance
attain eternal rewards

God of faithfulness, you made Blessed Sebastian and
outstanding example of evangelical perfection and truth. By following his
example may we enter the path to perfect charity and deepen the life of the
spirit through penance and so obtain your glory and eternal life.

More on Blessed Sebastian Maggi may be found here.

Blessed John of Vericelli

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God of power and mercy, you made Blessed John an outstanding promoter of the Order of Preachers. By his remarkable zeal, his wonderful prudence and his courage, and with the help of his prayers may your family always and everywhere be governed by beneficial rule.

A brief bio about Blessed John.

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Blessed Margaret of Savoy

of holiness, you taught Blessed Margaret to leave the royal court and to follow
you in humility. Following her example may we learn to cherish what is divine
and to overcome all adversities through love of your cross.

A paragraph on Blessed Margaret

Blessed James Benefatti

God, you established Blessed James as a model for your flock and made him
renowned for his zeal for peace and for his mercy towards your people. By his
prayers and example may we be united in the truth of your word and ever ardent
in your divine love.

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]
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