St Dominic is the founder of the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, and the current Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, is a member of this order. St Dominic lived at the same time as St Francis of Assisi. When St Dominic and his monks were preaching in an area where heresy had taken hold, Mary, the mother of Jesus, appeared to him and gave him a very effective strategy, ‘preach my Rosary’.
The altarpiece behind the altar shows in the main panel an image of the adoration of the Magi. The clearest part is Mary holding the child Jesus, and an elderly man kneeling in front of them. Underneath that is a smaller rectangular image of the Last Supper.
It is this church that the highly decorated sarcophagus and body of St Dominic are located.
What you can’t see from these photos are the various side altars and the artworks depicting many Dominican saints.
Vincent Cavanagh #bbwyd
24 July 2023, 6.55pm Italy | 25 July 2023, 2.55am Sydney
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