Sunday was the feast day for Saint Dominic. A Spanish saint from the Kingdom of Castile in the twelfth century, Domingo Félix de Guzmán founded the Dominican Order. He is a saint who is therefore well removed from the era of the martyrdoms.
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To borrow from Van Morrison, Saint Dominic offers something of a foretaste for the rest of August, rather more because of his celebrity than because of the date of his feast day. The August saints in Mallorca in fact start on the first of the month with Feliu (Felix of Girona):1618223620929,, who was originally from Carthage and met his horrific end at the hands of the Tarraconensis Roman authorities in 303; Tarragona was the capital of Hispania Tarraconensis.
The Emperor Diocletian was responsible for the martyrdom of Felix, as he was for many other saints. Divine intervention having apparently saved Felix from previous attempts on his lifeGovernment critics have compare, he finally succumbed when his skin and flesh were removed with iron hooks. Or so it is claimed. In Llubi, where he is the patronshowFullBleedOnMobile, most of the residents would probably prefer to gloss over the detail of the martyrdom, albeit that the “goigs” song of praise for Felix does refer to, for example, his having been hurled into the sea with a mill wheel tied to his neck (he survived this).