The Pastors Corner
Fr. Michaelraj Philominsamy, Pastor OLG
OF THE HOLY FATHER
- Universal: Christmas, hope for humanity
That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
- For Evangelization: Parents
That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.
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SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Dominic of Silos
St. Dominic of Silos (1000–1073) was a Spanish peasant and shepherd before entering the Benedictine monastery in Navarre. He eventually became its prior, but was driven out when the King of Navarre tried to seize its lands. Dominic fled to another monastery under the protection of King Ferdinand I of Leon. Though the monastery was dilapidated, he became abbot and restored it both materially and spiritually, turning it into a significant center of scholarship and charity. The funds of the monastery were used to ransom Christians enslaved by the Moors. St. Dominic of Silos was known, during his life and after death, as a miracle worker, making him a popular Spanish saint. The mother of Saint Dominic de Guzmán, founder of the Dominican Order, prayed at his shrine before she conceived the son she named for him. Dominic's special patronage became connected with pregnancy, and until 1931, his crozier was used to bless the queens of Spain, and was placed by their beds when they were in labor. St. Dominic of Silos is also the patron saint of prisoners and shepherds. His feast day is December 20.
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