05 August 2009

The Miracle of Saint Dominic

In Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is a very beautiful, scenic city, as seen from the photo below, there are many wonderful pieces of Christian art. Among them is this painting titled: “The Miracle of Saint Dominic” by Vlaho Bukovac. It is a painting from the nineteenth century. It hangs over the altar to the right in the Dominican church at Dubrovnik. The painting depicts a child being brought back to life through the intercession of Saint Dominic.

For me, it is not only a reminder of the great man of God that the founder of the Dominican Order was, but also turns my thoughts to what Jesus said in Saint John’s Gospel: “Amen, amen I say to you, he that believes in Me, the works that I do, he also shall do; and greater than these shall he do” (John 14:12).

Yesterday much of the Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Jean Marie Vianney. Yesterday also, however, on the Traditional Calendar was the Feast of Saint Dominic.