Domini Canes

Stained Glass Window from the Church of St. Catherine of Siena, NYC Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

“Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.” – St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae II-II Qu.188 a.6

Detail from the west window of St Catherine’s in New York. The dog with the torch is a symbol of the Dominican Order, whose motto is ‘Truth’.

Photo & Description by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.