January 22 

and December 20

Saint of the day:

Saint Domenico di Sora

 Patron Saint of protector against the bite of snakes and hydrophobic dogs,

against storm and hail and against toothache and fever

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Saint Domenico di Sora’s Story

St Dominic of Sora (951-1032) was born in Foligno.  He became  Benedictine monk and founded a number of hermitages in Central Italy.  The reforming Pope John XVIII (1003-9) placed these foundations under papal protection.  The last of them was at Sora (in Lazio), where he died.  His relics are preserved in what is now the Basilica Minore di San Domenico Abate in Sora.

The miracles for which St Dominic was remembered included the cure of snake bites.  A statue of him is draped with live snakes and taken in procession at Colcullo (in the Abruzzo) during a feast celebrated in the warm month of May.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48132701

https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-work/apparition-of-the-virgin-to-a-community-of/4bd0bea0-25f4-4ab0-894f-aabf746ae1c6

https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/dominic-sora-sthttps://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/dominic-sora-st

http://www.madeinsouthitalytoday.com/cocullo.phphttp://www.madeinsouthitalytoday.com/cocullo.php

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domenico_di_Sora

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Dominic_of_Silos#/google_vignette

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=2939

http://www.soniaroadlife.com/2019/08/24/stranger-things-abruzzesi-parte-prima/

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Prayer:

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Visit:

Serpari Festival

Cocullo, Italy

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