Bl. Hyacinth Marie Cormier, OP, Founder of the Angelicum


Bl Hyacinth is seated in the middle next to the Servant of God, Dominican Bishop Pio Alberto Del Corona

Today, in the Order we celebrate the feast of Bl. Hyacinth Marie Cormier, OP, Master of the Order of Preachers and founder of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, the Angelicum. From "Holy Dominicans":

Blessed Cormier, the seventy-sixth Master General of the Dominican Order, was born in Orleans on December 18, 1832. He entered the Seminary of Orleans and was ordained on May 17, 1856 by Bishop Dupanloup. He chose the Dominican Order following the example of Blessed Agnes de Lagneac, O.P. to whom he attributed his vocation. His charity was universal. It was said of him; "he gives peace to everything he touches." In the Order or outside it, he was a man of God, son of Dominic, and an artisan of peace. He was also a faithful interpreter of the mind and directives of the Church during the difficult time of "Modernism". At the end of his mandate as Master General, he retired to Saint Clement in Rome where he died a few months later on December 17, 1916.

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