New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Dominic of Silos

detail from 'Saint Dominic of Silos enthroned as Abbot', by Bartolomé Bermejo, worked 1474 to 1495; currently in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Abbot, born Canas, Navarra, Spain; died Silos, 1073. He entered the Benedictine Order, was prior of San Millan de Cogolla, reformed the monastery of Canas, and was prior of Caldas, 1034. In 1041 he was made prior of the monastery of Silos which he reformed and restored. Patron of captives and of pregnant women, Blessed Jane of Guzman having obtained through his intercession the conception of Saint Dominic. To this day his staff is brought by the Abbot of Silos to the bedside of the Queen of Spain where it remains during the birth of the royal children. Feast, 20 December.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dominic of Silos”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 November 2010. Web. 2 December 2020. <>