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17-MAY-2009 Jola Dziubinska

Dog Of St. Dominic

Lviv, Ukraine

It's on the Dominican Church wall.

Dog with a torch is one of Saint Dominic's attributes.
According to the Legend, St. Dominic's mother while pregnant, had a dream that she would give birth to a dog who would hold a torch in its mouth and would "burn the world."
It has been suggested that the dog represents a pun on Dominicanus, the word for a Dominican friar, and Latin phrase domini canis, "dog of the Lord."
At any rate, a dog is often shown at the saint's feet holding a torch in its mouth.
It also became the symbol for the Dominican religious order.

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Ed McConnell06-Jun-2009 23:58
nice shot and story Jola
Doug Cruden06-Jun-2009 20:43
Well seen and taken - I love the details and sharpness here...and thanks for the story, very interesting!!
Walter Otto Koenig06-Jun-2009 19:57
Nice sharp architectural details and an interesting story too.
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