Saint Dominics life is so important because he played a very important role in the construction of the church, and is the life of the church. In dark times, someone forfeited comforts for a life of prayer and study. He led a dark world into light. He wished for sinners to repent, and preached the good news with all of his will. He established the order of preachers. And that order is what he left behind, and what his heirs carry on through the ages. “Do not weep my children… I will be more use to you where I am going, than I ever was in this life.” St Dominic.