Saint Dominic was born in 1170, in Calaruega, Spain. He is the founder of the Friar Preachers, the Dominicans, whose charism is to teach the faith. He converted many heretics through his preaching, which was fueled by his love for the misguided and the suffering. He is known to once have brought back to life, through his prayer, a young man who had been thrown from his horse and killed. Blessed John of Saxony wrote of him: “Nothing disturbed the even temper of his soul except for his quick sympathy with every sort of suffering. And as a man’s face shows whether his heart is happy or not, it was easy to see from his friendly and joyous countenance that he was at peace inwardly.” Saint Dominic died at the age of fifty two, in 1221, surrounded by his brethren.