All Dominican Saints…

November 7th is the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. Founded by St. Dominic de Guzman, a Spaniard, in France in the early 13th century, the Order has 14 canonized saints and 215 beatified among its mendicant friars, cloistered nuns, active sisters, lay members, and fraternities. The special charism of the Dominican order is study and preaching for the salvation of souls. Over the centuries the unnamed Dominican martyrs for the faith are counted in the tens of thousands, including many among the Martyrs of Nagasaki and the Martyrs of Vietnam. Some of the most famous Dominican saints include St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Rose of Lima, St. Martin de Porres, Pope St. Pius V, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Hyacinth, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Albert the Great, St. Louis Bertrand, St. Catherine de Ricci, St. Hyacinth, St. Margaret of Hungary, St. Peter Martyr, and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

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