DescriptionThe English Dominican Province keeps the feast of the Translation of Saint Dominic as a Solemnity, which means that the festivities begin this evening with First Vespers! The feast of the translation has nothing to do with languages but rather marks the removal (translatio) of St Dominic's relics to a new tomb in 1233. Before he died, Dominic expressed his wish to be buried “at the feet of the brothers”. According to his wishes, he was buried at the entrance of the church of St Nicholas in the Vineyard outside the city of Bologna. Those wishes were very pious but not very practical, and the tomb was soon covered with rain, snow and mud. So the friars decided to move the remains to a new church within the city of Bologna. This statue of St Dominic under a Celtic cross is in the old cemetery of Jesmond in Newcastle where several Dominican friars and sisters are buried.
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