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House of Dominic

House Patron: St. Dominic de Guzman     DOMINIC
House Color: Orange
Feast Day:  August 8
Motto: Ignis Caritatis (Fire of Charity)
 
Symbol: The Torch
When his mother, Blessed Jane, was pregnant, she had a dream in which she gave birth to a black and white dog who set the world ablaze with a flaming torch in its mouth. The dream prefigured the Order of Preachers, a contemplative, apostolic, mendicant order founded to renew and transform the culture through community life and apostolic preaching.
 
Crest:
The House of Dominic wears orange, the color of the flame so often associated with Saint Dominic.  When his mother, Blessed Jane, was pregnant, she had a dream in which she gave birth to a black and white dog who set the world ablaze with a flaming torch in its mouth. The dream prefigured the Order of Preachers, a contemplative, apostolic, mendicant order founded to renew and transform the culture through community life and apostolic preaching.  The motto “Ignis Caritatis,” the “fire of charity,” is a phrase from the Veni Creator which Dominic loved to sing while traveling on foot.  The torch is poised atop the Dominican Shield, and the torch bears the eight point star of Dominic emanating from his brow.  It is also a subtle reminder of his devotion to Mary under the title Ave Maris Stella (“Hail, Star of the Ocean”).  When speaking about Saint Dominic’s life of charity, Blessed Jordan said, “He gave his day to his neighbor but his nights to God.”  Saint Dominic, pray for us!
 
The statue of Saint Dominic de Guzman can be found in the rotunda near the library.