Porcelain plaque "Saint Dominic"
Place of Production: Europe
Date of Production: second half of 19th century
Materials: porcelain, underglaze hand painting, wood
Width: 14.0 cm.
Height: 18.0 cm.
St. Dominic, was born in 1170 in the little village of Caleruega, Spain. His birth was preceded by an unusual dream on the part of his mother, Jane of Aza, who is also beatified and celebrated by our Order’s liturgical calendar. An important early source from a first-hand witness to St. Dominic’s life, The Libellus, written by Blessed Jordan of Saxony (successor of St. Dominic) relates the content of this dream:"Before his mother conceived him, she saw in a vision that she would bear in her womb a dog who, with a burning torch in his mouth and leaping from her womb, seemed to set the whole earth on fire. This was to signify that her child would be an eminent preacher who, by "barking" sacred knowledge, would rouse to vigilance souls drowsy with sin, as well as scatter throughout the world the fire which the Lord Jesus Christ came to cast upon the earth." This dream proved to be an effective foreshadowing of the unique mission to which God called St. Dominic in the thirteenth century, and which all Dominicans, including our community, continue to participate in at the heart of the Church.....
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