Dominican Saints

Theologian, missionary, mystic, reformer… the vocation of the Preachers can blossom in so many ways in it’s double fidelity to the Word of God which proposes Salvation and to the world to which this Salvation is proposed! 

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By learning about the saints and how their relationships with the risen Christ transformed their lives, we seek to grow closer to Christ and experience transformation for ourselves. Because human beings learn through imitation, it should come as no surprise that as we seek to grow spiritually, we look to other people—parents, godparents, and others, who, by example, show us how to follow Jesus. By imitating the saints even in small ways, we can learn how to respond to God’s call in our own lives.

Here are some Dominican saints that we can imitate!

St. Dominic de Guzman

born on 1170, in Caleruega, Castile—died August 6, 1221, Bologna.  Canonized July 3, 1234; feast day August 8), founder of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans), a religious order of mendicant friars with a universal mission of preaching, a centralized organization and government, and a great emphasis on scholarship.

St. Catherine of Sienna

born March 25, 1347, Siena, Tuscany—died April 29, 1380, Rome; canonized 1461; feast day April 29. Dominican tertiary, mystic, and one of the patron saints of Italy. She was declared a doctor of the church in 1970 and a patron saint of Europe in 1999. Catherine became a tertiary (a member of a monastic third order who takes simple vows and may remain outside a convent or monastery) of the Dominican order (1363), joining the Sisters of Penitence of St. Dominic in Siena

St. Thomas Aquinas

born 1224, Roccasecca, near Aquino, Terra di Lavoro, Kingdom of Sicily [Italy]—died March 7, 1274, Fossanova, near Terracina, Latium, Papal States; canonized July 18, 1323; feast day January 28, formerly March 7. Italian Dominican theologian, the foremost medieval Scholastic.

Other Notable Dominican Saints

St. Pius V


St. Albert The Great

Doctor of the Church

St. Rose of Lima

Patron saint of Peru and of all South America

St. Peter of Verona

Patron Saint of Inquisitors


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