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Feastday: May 12

Patron of civil engineers

Birth: 1019

Death: 1109


Hermit who aided pilgrims to Compostela, the famed shrine in Spain. He was born in Biscay and became a hermit in Rioja. Dominic devoted his time to creating a causeway for pilgrim travelers. The site of his hermitage, La Calzada, became a shrine.


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