|Tomb of St. Dominic, Bologna, Italy|
A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil. - St. Dominic
Today, Holy Mother Church celebrates the life of St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (commonly called the Dominicans). The Dominicans were often the object of a play on their name in Latin: Domini canes (dogs or hounds of the Lord). Thus, one of the symbols of St. Dominic is a dog with a torch in its mouth.
To read more about the fascinating life of St. Dominic, check out his write-up in the Catholic Encyclopedia.