Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers
November 7th is the Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. Founded by a Spaniard, St. Dominic de Guzman, 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 to study and preach for the salvation of souls. Over the centuries, the unnamed Dominican martyrs 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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Fountain of all holiness, you stirred up in our holy brothers and sisters an extraordinary love of truth, conformity to Christ crucified, and a thirst for the salvation of souls: may we imitate them in offering you thanks on account of the way of life they gave us.”
From the Intercessions at Lauds for the feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers.
Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us. Holy Mary, Pray for us. (repeat after each line) Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of virgins, St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, All you holy angels and archangels, All you holy patriarchs and prophets, All you holy apostles and evangelists, All you holy martyrs, All you holy virgins and widows, All you holy men and women, Bl. Jane of Aza, Bl. Reginald of Orleans, Holy Father Dominic, Bl. Bertrand, Bl. Mannes, Bl. Diana, Bl. Jordan of Saxony, Bl. Ceslaus, St. Peter of Verona, St. Hyacinth, Bl. Sadoc and Companions, Bl. Giles, St. Margaret of Hungary, Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Raymond of Peñyafort, Bl. Innocent, St. Albert the Great, Bl. John of Vercelli, Bl. Amata, Bl. Cecilia, Bl. Emily, St. Agnes of Montepulciano, Bl. Margaret of Castello, Bl. Imelda, Bl. Margaret Ebner, Bl. Henry Suso, St. Catherine of Siena, Bl. Raymond of Capua, St. Vincent Ferrer, Bl. John Dominic, Bl. Peter of Castello, Bl. John of Fiesole, St. Antoninus, Bl. Osanna of Mantua, St. Pius, St. John of Cologne and Companions, St. Louis Bertrand, St. Catherine de Ricci, St. Rose of Lima, St. Dominic Ibáñez and Companions, Bl. Agnes of Jesus, St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, St. Martin de Porres, St. Francis de Capillas and Companions, St. Juan Macias, St. Louis de Montfort, St. Vincent Liem, Bl. Marie Poussepin, St. Ignatius Delgado and Companions, St. Dominic An-Kham, Bl. Hyacinth Cormier, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, Bl. Bartolo Longo, All you holy Dominicans, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. Pray for us, all you Dominican Saints and Blesseds, That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray, O God, source of all holiness, you have enriched your Church with many gifts in the saints of the Order of Preachers. By following the example of our brothers and sisters, may we come to enjoy their company for ever in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen. Litany of Dominican Saints and Blesseds
To contemplate and share the fruits of contemplation.”
All ye Dominican Saints, hounds of the lord, pray for us.
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family pray for us. Amen.