Hounds of the Lord

A variation of the Dominican hound, seen without its torch. Stained glass detail from the sacristy of Saint Vincent Ferrer Church, New York City. Photo & Description by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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Domini Canes

“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 & Read more…

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