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Juan Bautista Maíno
Saint Dominic in Soriano (c. 1629)

In 1510 St. Dominic appeared to a religious called Brother Vincent of the Convent of Catanzaro in Calabria, and ordered him to found a convent in Soriano, the citadel of that province. Many years after the foundation a striking miracle consoled the religious of Soriano. The Virgin Mary, accompanied by Saint Catherine of Alexandria and Saint Mary Magdalene, appeared to the sacristan of the church and handed him a painting representing the image of St. Dominic. This wonderful happening, followed by many graces granted to the faithful, made Soriano a celebrated sanctuary throughout the whole of Calabria and the Order. As a remembrance of this apparition the present feast is celebrated by the Dominicans. [+]

spanishbaroqueart:

Juan Bautista Maíno

Saint Dominic in Soriano (c. 1629)

In 1510 St. Dominic appeared to a religious called Brother Vincent of the Convent of Catanzaro in Calabria, and ordered him to found a convent in Soriano, the citadel of that province. Many years after the foundation a striking miracle consoled the religious of Soriano. The Virgin Mary, accompanied by Saint Catherine of Alexandria and Saint Mary Magdalene, appeared to the sacristan of the church and handed him a painting representing the image of St. Dominic. This wonderful happening, followed by many graces granted to the faithful, made Soriano a celebrated sanctuary throughout the whole of Calabria and the Order. As a remembrance of this apparition the present feast is celebrated by the Dominicans. [+]

Celebration of Mass in the Dominican Rite by Father Vincent Kelber, O.P., at Holy Rosary Church in Portland, OR, for Ash Wednesday 2014.

Regarding the altar servers:

As the question is often raised as to the nature of the altar servers attire, it is a modification of the old lay brother’s postulant habit: a white tunic and black shoulder cape.  As they are ministering at the altar, the servers wear the surplice, in this case under the shoulder cape, as is the Dominican tradition for the non-ordained.

(Photo captions taken from the source)

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ordopraedicatorum:

The Rule of St. Augustine
When St. Dominic went to Rome for the blessing of his new Order, he was told that he would have to adopt an already existing Rule. Having been a monk at Osma following the Rule of St. Augustine, it was not difficult for him to abide to it again. St. Dominic chose the Augustinian rule which was short and left room for adjustments, thus allowing for him to better meet the goals he had for his order. He then made some additions for greater effectiveness and efficiency.  So, brothers and nuns would thereafter feed from this same special monastic substance.
Image: Stained glass windows depicting Sts. Dominic and Augustine

ordopraedicatorum:

The Rule of St. Augustine

When St. Dominic went to Rome for the blessing of his new Order, he was told that he would have to adopt an already existing Rule. Having been a monk at Osma following the Rule of St. Augustine, it was not difficult for him to abide to it again. St. Dominic chose the Augustinian rule which was short and left room for adjustments, thus allowing for him to better meet the goals he had for his order. He then made some additions for greater effectiveness and efficiency.  So, brothers and nuns would thereafter feed from this same special monastic substance.

Image: Stained glass windows depicting Sts. Dominic and Augustine