The lives and heroic deeds of St. Dominic and his followers have helped shape the Church and the whole world. Here are just a few of these wonderful people who represent the magnificent tradition of the Dominican Order.
The Fraternities of St. Dominic Saints and Blesseds (incomplete list)
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA (1347-1380)
Italian, virgin, renowned mystic, stigmatist, diplomat, peacemaker, author of The Dialogue, second woman Doctor of the Church, Church appointed patroness of the Fraternities of Saint Dominic, co-patroness with St. Francis of Italy, patroness of Rome, nurses, fire prevention, canonized 1461.
St. Rose of Lima (1586-1617)
Peruvian, virgin, great ascetic, Church appointed patroness of South America, first canonized saint of New World 1671. Member of the Fraternities of Saint Dominic.
St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1700)
French, priest member of the Fraternities of Saint Dominic, brother of a Dominican priest, preacher of parish missions, author, founder of religious congregation of men and another of women, all to spread devotion to Mary and the Rosary as inspired by St. Dominic (May 24 and Aug.8).
St. Zedíslava Berkiana (1221-1252)
Lay Dominican and wife. Bohemian, she carefully raised four children and founded 2 Dominican priories, her charities, at times miraculously confirmed, abounded for the needy, the sick, and indigent families, she died in her husband's arms. In 1989, through her intercession, a doctor was healed from a lengthy coma by a miracle. Canonized by John Paul II May 21, 1995, and established as a memorial, but unfortunately permanently supplanted in the U.S. by the memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Bl. Margaret of Castello (1287-1320)
Italian, abandoned as a child because of blindness and severe, unsightly handicaps, and so patron of pro-life causes, virgin, mystic, instructor of children.
Bl. Pier-Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925)
Italian, as a Tertiary took the name Bro. Jerome after Fra Savonarola, whom he venerated as a saint, popular among his peers, ardent athlete, tireless servant of the poor, apostle to his fellow university students in Turin, he died after 6 days with polio.
Bl. Bartolo Longo (1841-1926)
Italian, lawyer, ex-priest of Satan, husband, widower, propagator of the Rosary, catechist, Dominican Fraternity member, founder of orphanage of congregation of Dominican sisters, and of the Shrine of O.L. of Pompeii.
Bl. Jane of Orvieto (1264-1306)
Italian, virgin, worker among the poor, Lay Dominican.
Bl. Villana de' Botti (1332-1361)
Italian, wife and mother, contemplative, worker among the poor, Lay Dominican.
Bl. Columba of Rieti (1467-1501)
Italian, virgin, inspired by St. Catherine of Siena (April 29) to become a fraternity member, became a cloistered sister at the bishop's request, prophetess, peacemaker.
Bl. Hosanna of Mantua (1449-1505)
Italian, virgin, celebrated mystic, author, adviser to lawmakers, Lay Dominican.
Bl. Adrian Fortescue (1476-1539)
English, husband and father, cousin of Anne Boleyn, martyred by Henry VIII, Lay Dominican.
Bl. Catherine of Racconigi (1486-1547)
Italian, virgin, ascetic, mystic.
Blessed Arnold Janssen (1837 - 1909)
Priest and Founder
Bl. Madeline Panattieri (1433-1503)
Italian, virgin, celebrated preacheress, adviser, Lay Dominican.
The following is a list of Dominican Saints and Blesseds are from the First Order (friars) and Second Order (nuns).
OUR HOLY FATHER ST DOMINIC (1170-1221)
AKA "The Apostolic Father", saint, Spanish, priest, scholar, ascetic, mystic, apologist, innovator, miracle-worker, laid foundation for the Rosary, founder of the Order of Preachers, eloquent preacher.
St. Hyacinth Odrowatz (1187-1257)
Polish, priest, brother of Bl. Ceslaus (July 17), one of first Dominicans, founder of the Polish Province, missionary to Slavs and Nordics, Church appointed patron of Poland, canonized 1594.
St. Albert The Great (1206-1280)
German, Bishop of Ratisbon, now known as Regensburg, in S. Germany, theologian of renown, philosopher, scientist, diplomat, teacher, inventor, teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas, called great already in his lifetime, criss-crossed his diocese on foot and so nicknamed "Doctor Boots" by his contemporaries, "Universal Doctor" of the Church, Church appointed patron of scientists, medical technicians, proclaimed Doctor and thus equivalently canonized 1931.
St. Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275)
Spanish, priest, canonist, diplomat, Third Master of the Order, Church appointed patron of canonists, canonized in 1601.
St. Margaret of Hungary (1242-1270)
Hungarian, virgin, royal princess, nun, mystic, canonized 1943.
St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419)
Spanish, priest, celebrated itinerant preacher and ascetic, Church appointed patron of builders, canonized 1455.
St. Pius V (1504-1572)
Italian, inquisitor, pope (1566-1572, 3rd Dominican pope), reformer, diplomat, great promoter of the rosary, canonized 1712.
St. Louis Bertrand (1526-1581)
Spanish, priest, ascetic, novice master, missionary to South America, Church appointed patron of Colombia and of Dominican novice masters.
St. Martin de Porres (1579-1639)
Peruvian, first a Lay Dominican then a Cooperator Brother; infirmarian, barber, worker among the poor, remarkable wonder-worker, Church appointed patron of social justice, cooperator brothers, and hair dressers, canonized 1962.
Bl. Henry Suso (Seuse) (+1366)
German, priest, renowned mystic and author.
Bl. Jordan of Saxony (1185-1237)
German, priest, renowned preacher, diplomat, "the first university chaplain", successor of St. Dominic as Master of the Order, effective promoter of Dominican vocations, patron of Dominican vocation work.
Bl. Innocent V (1224-1276)
AKA "Peter of Tarentaise", French, pope (1276, first Dominican pope), scholar, administrator, Archbishop of Lyons.
Bl. Benedict XI (1240-1304)
AKA "Nicholas Boccasini", Italian, pope (1303- 1304, second Dominican pope), 9th Master of the Order, Bishop of Ostia, diplomat.
Bl. Reginald of Orleans (1180-1220)
French, priest, teacher, preacher, early Dominican, friend of St. Dominic, effective promoter of Dominican vocations.
The 117 Martyrs of Vietnam
Saints: Ignatius Delgado, Spanish, (+1838) and 5 other Dominican bishops; Vincent Liem, Vietnamese, and 15 other Dominican priests (+1773); 3 priests of the Third Order; Dominic An-Kham, Vietnamese, (+1859) and 9 other Lay Dominicans; 24 parishioners of Dominican missions; and 58 others not associated with the Order, canonized 1988.
The 16 Martyrs of Nagasaki
Saints: Lorenzo Ruiz, husband and father, Protomartyr of the Philippines, member of the Rosary Confraternity (+1637); Dominic Ibañez de Erquicia, Spanish (+1633), and James Kyushei Tomonaga, Japanese, and 7 other Dominican priests; 2 Dominican Cooperator Brothers; 2 Lay Dominicans; 2 parishioners of Dominican missions, canonized 1987.
There are many more Saints and Blesseds of the Dominican Order. This is only a sample!
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For a great litany of the Dominican Saints and Blessed please visit this link.