Tag Archives: Dominican saints and blesseds

Blessed Andrew of Peschiera

God of
all holiness, you filled Blessed Andrew with an apostolic spirit. Help us
imitate his words and example that we may advance in holiness and live

Blessed Andrew, a Dominican priest, worked 45 years as a traveling preacher in the Italian Alps. He founded churches, schools and orphanages and was known as a miracle worker.

Saint Margaret of Hungary

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I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart. She shall respond there as in the days of her youth.

O God of truth, through the Holy Spirit you blessed our sister Margaret with true humility. Teach us that same integrity so that we may constantly turn from our selfishness to your love. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

More on Saint Margaret of Hungary may be read herehere and here.

Some hold her feast on January 26th, but the Dominicans commemorate her today, January 18th. In her family there are few saints: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary and Kinga and Blessed Yolanda. She was canonized by the Venerable Servant of God Pope Pius XII on her aunt, Saint Elizabeth’s feast day in 1943.


Blessed Bernard Scammacca

Merciful God, you led
Blessed Bernard along the path of conversion and evangelical perfection. With
the help of his prayers and by following his example may we have sorrow for our
offenses and turn to you with hearts cleansed of sin.

Saint Francis of Assisi is not the only one to have have sway over birds and animals, our blessed friend, Bernard is also known for the same. He had the gift of prophecy and was particularly kind to sinners in the confessional.

Blessed Bernard is the patron saint for those living with paralysis and confessors. He is also listed among those whose bodies have not decayed.

Saint Raymond of Peñafort

St Raymond of Penafort.jpegThe whole law has found its fulfillment in this one
saying: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Almighty and compassionate Father, through the life
and teaching of our brother Raymond you show us that love is the fulfillment of
the law. Fill our hearts with love and so make us grow in freedom as your sons
and daughters.

Saint Raymond is the patron saint for attorneys, barristers,
canonists, lawyers, medical record librarians.

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.

About the author

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]yahoo.com.
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