Blessed Jordan of Saxony, Patron of Dominican Vocations

February 26, 2011

Blessed Jordan of Saxony, worthy successor of St. Dominic, in the early days of the Order, your example and zeal prompted many men and women to follow Christ in the white habit of Our Holy Father. As patron of Dominican vocations, continue to stimulate talented and devoted men and women to consecrate their lives to God. Through your intercession, lead to the Order of Preachers generous and sacrificing persons, willing to give themselves fervently to the apostolate of Truth.

Help them to prepare themselves to be worthy of the grace of a Dominican vocation. Inspire their hearts to become learned of God, that with firm determination they might aspire to be “champions of the Faith and true lights of the world.” Blessed Jordan of Saxony 

(c. 1190-1237), met St. Dominic in 1219 at the University of Paris, entered the Order in 1220, was elected Provincial of Lombardy after one year in the Order, was elected successor to St. Dominic upon the Founder’s death in 1221, drew St. Albert the Great and hundreds of young men into the Order, was drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Syria while on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, feast day February 13. MORE ON Bl. JORDAN of SAXONY

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