Book of Saints – Dominic della Calzada


DOMINIC DELLA CALZADA (Saint) (May 12) (11th century) A Spanish hermit who fixed his abode at a lonely spot in Old Castile, which, from his having constructed there a hospice and pilgrim’s road to Compostella, acquired the name of the “Calzada.” He built there also a chapel to Our Blessed Lady. He became so famous for sanctity and miraculous powers that after his death (A.D. 1109 or perhaps as early as A.D. 1060) his own shrine became a noted place of pilgrimage. The Bishopric afterwards founded at Calzada has since been transferred to Calahorra.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Dominic della Calzada”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2012. Web. 20 May 2019. <>