St. Dominic – Coello

Saint Dominic was a Spanish priest and Founder of the Dominican Order. He is the Patron Saint of Astronomers. St. Dominic is depicted here holding a cross to show his love for Christ, lilies to represent the purity of his love, and a book to symbolize his Order's learning and preaching. The dog at the Saint's feet, with a blazing torch in its mouth, represents St. Dominic himself, who metaphysically set the world on fire for God. Artwork by C. Coello

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