Blessed Sadoc of Sandomierz

detail of an Italian holy card of Blessed Sadoc; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Sadoch
  • Zadoc
  • Zadok



Studied at the University of Bologna, Italy. Dominican friar, receiving the habit from Saint Dominic de Guzman himself. At the General Chapter the Dominicans in Bologna in 1221, Sadoc was chosen to assist Master Paul of Hungary to establish a province in Hungary. Sadoc later moved on to Poland where he served as preacher for nearly forty years. In 1260 he and 48 Dominicans from Sandomierz were martyred by the Tartars as they were singing the Salve Regina at Compline; the custom of singing the Salve Regina at the deathbed of Dominicans stems from this incident. One of the Martyrs of Sandomierz.




Lord Jesus, in the midst of fierce attacks of the foe Blessed Sadoc and his companions greeted the Virgin Mary in song and received the longed-for palm of martyrdom. After this exile may your merciful and loving Mother show us to you, who live and reign in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Dominicans

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Sadoc of Sandomierz“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 June 2020. Web. 17 October 2021. <>