Here is the Collect for the Feast, which you may like to pray: ‘O God, who chose the Priest Blessed Dominic Barberi to be a minister of your salvation, so that by his teaching and example many might find peace and reconciliation in your Church, mercifully guide our steps, we humbly pray, along that same way of love and truth until by your grace we gain its eternal reward. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever’.

His most famous convert was, of course, St John Henry Newman. As we ask for the intercession of Blessed Dominic, we pray that he will soon follow St John Henry into the company of the canonised saints of the Church. May God bless you this day.