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St DOMINIC

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Astronomers and Telescope Watchers

Founder of the Dominicans. This was the order that was responsible for the Inquisition — the mission to convert heretics in no uncertain fashion. If they wouldn’t join after a bit of mutilation then burn them.

DOMINIC was not himself responsible for this sort of thing — it was not put into practice until 1231.

He was more concerned with sorting out calendar reform so that the right dates to celebrate Easter could be known. So he is now the Patron of Astronomers.

St DOMINIC FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DOMINIC
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : August 8th
Birth and Death Dates : 1170-1221
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 160

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Article last updated on 19 April 2009 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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