For us, Blessed Dominic is the Priest who received St John Henry Newman into the full communion of the Catholic Church. But he is also remembered for his tireless labours to bring England as a whole back to the true Faith.

Newman said of him: ‘When his form came within sight, I was moved to the depths in the strangest way. The gaiety and affability of his manner, in the midst of his sanctity, was itself a holy sermon’.

As we pray for Blessed Dominic’s canonisation, we also ask his prayers for us, that God’s will may be done in our lives. May He bless us all this day.