St Dominic de la Calzada – Feast Day – May 12

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St Dominic de la Calzada was a hermit born in 1019 AD in Viloria de Rioja, Spain and died on May 12 1109 AD in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain. We celebrate his feast day on May 12 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Saint Dominic de la Calzada – Feast Day

Saint Dominic de la Calzada Biography

Date of Birth

1019 AD

Place of Birth

Viloria de Rioja, Spain

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Monks



Place of Work


Date of Death

1109 AD

Place of Death

Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain

Feast Day

May 12



Saint Dominic de la Calzada Biography

Saint Dominic de la Calzada, Feeling a call to religious life, Dominic tried to join the Benedictines at Valvanera, Spain, but was turned away.

Hermit at Rioja, Spain at what is now the shrine La Calzada. To help pilgrims to Compostela, Spain, and with the help of Saint John de Ortega he built by hand a causeway, bridge, and hospice to make the travel easier. The location of his old hermitage is now a place of pilgrimage itself.

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