Tuesday, August 08, 2006Saint Dominic
"A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil."
St. Dominic de Guzman was the perfect example of combining contemplation with activity in this world. Unity with God in contemplative thought isn't just for saints and theologians: it is for mothers, wives, plumbers, and bookkeepers... everyone. This saint is the founder of the brother order to the Franciscans and he is the patron of astronomers, falsely accused people, and scientists among other things.