Saint Dominic/ Watchdog of God Minibook
Title: Saint Dominic Watchdog of God
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saint Dominic - Watchdog of God
“I give you arms, with which throughout your life you may fight against the devil.”
Arming a young man with the double-edge sword of which St. Paul spoke, St. Dominic intoned these words, as he vested him in the habit of the Friars Preachers. This would be Dominic’s will and testimony, the legacy he would leave, to all the young and courageous who would pick up his torch and lead the way to Jesus. The birth of a Saint
Our story takes us to Spain, a Christian part of Spain recently freed from more than four hundred years of cruel domination. The small, sleepy village of Caleruega, resting unnoticed between the lofty cities of Burgos and Segovia, 1 will bring the world a treasury of Saints. If we travel back in time, we can see turrets and ramparts majestically dominating the horizon, proudly announcing the nobility who dwell within. Today, all that is left of the grandeur of yesterday, is the tower of the Guzmán palace, where a Saint and two Blesseds lived and loved. Our story is about the Saint - Dominic. In 1170, he was born into the nobility of this world; 2 he and his family predestined to be part of that nobility; but instead that nobility would produce souls who would spend their life journeying toward eternal life with the nobility in Heaven.
We trace the life of this Great Super Saint
Saint Dominic consecrated himself and dedicated his life to the salvation of souls.
Saint Dominic was also given the gift of the Rosary by Our Lady when she appeared to him in France.
He has been credited with battling heresies throughout Europe.
We discuss the places where he preached in France, as well as the cell where he died and his crypt in Bologna, Italy.