Saints of the Day – Dominic of Sora, O.S.B., Abbot

illustration of Saint Dominic, Abbot and Hermit, from the book 'Saints of the Order of Saint Benedict', designed by Father Amandus LiebhaberArticle

Born at Foligno, Etruria, Italy; died at Sora, Campania, Italy, 1031. Saint Dominic became a Benedictine and eventually abbot- founder of several monasteries: Scandrilia, Sora, Sangro, and elsewhere in the old kingdom of Naples. He was eighty years old when he died. He is known in his native region for his ability to control thunderstorms (Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson). Saint Dominic is pictured in a hermit’s cell being visited by three men carrying a dish. Sometimes he is portrayed as covered with snakes (Roeder). Saint Dominic is invoked against fever, hail, mad dogs, and snake-bite (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2021. Web. 24 October 2021. <>