This is Santo Domingo de la Calzada – my new favorite Saint.
Born in 1019 Domingo Garcia believed God had
called him to be a Monk. But he was thwarted by the monks in San Millan who were not inclined to accept this illiterate man. Their loss was our gain.
Domingo instead became a champion of the pilgrims and their safety and welfare on “The Way”. His life’s work became all about the pilgrims. He built bridges, hospitals and churches, many still available a millennium later for both pilgrims and non pilgrims. He is revered by locals and celebrated by pilgrims and remembered fondly for his generous heart and humble service
Thanks Dom. I am grateful.