Dominic, (1000 - 1073), was one of the most beloved of Spanish saints. A shepherd, Benedictine monk, Priest. Novice master and Prior of the house. He turned around the monastery at Silos which was in terrible trouble. He sorted out the spiritual life, straightened out its finances and rebuilt its structure. The house became a spiritual centre noted for book design, printed art, its gold and silver work, and charity to the local poor.