Blessed Dominic Spadafora, December 21

Blessed Dominic Spadafora, Friar and Priest

Randazzo, Sicily, ca. 1450-December 21, 1521

Dominic Spadafora received the habit at the priory of St Zita at Palermo and became a zealous preacher of the Word in Sicily and throughout Italy. He had a special devotion to the passion of our Lord and by his charity and humility converted many to the Lord, even attracting some to the Order. He founded thepriory of Our Lady of Grace in Monte Cerignone, Sicily, where he remained as superior until his death on December 21, 1521.

The order commemorates his death on October 3, the date of the translation of his remains in 1677.

Source: Order of Preachers

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