Pierre-Marie Mandonnet, o.p.

Fr. Pierre Mandonnet, O.P., (1858-1936) entered the Dominican order in 1882. He founded the chair of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Fribourg, where he taught from 1891-1918. He is remembered especially for his contributions to the study of the early history of the Dominican Order and to the critical study of the works of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Marie-Humbert Vicaire, O.P., summarizes Mandonnet’s contributions to Thomistic studies:

Ainsi fait-il dans le domaine du thomisme, où ses “Ecrits authentiques de saint Thomas d’Aquin,” renouvellent l’édition et l’interprétation des oeuvres de saint Thomas, et l’amènent lui-même à la fondation des instruments essentiels des études thomistes, le Bulletin thomiste, la Société et la Bibliothèque thomiste. Cofondateur de la Revue thomiste, il avait refusé de l’affubler du préfixe ‘néo’.

Mandonnet on St. Dominic:
“St. Dominic sought only to support the Holy See in its designs for the religious reform of the Christian world and for this service to place at its command the force which it had seemed unable to find. The writer of profane history would call him a man of valiant heart; to the historian of the Church he is a hero of apostolic soul. The glory of Dominic, the canon of Osma, will not be dimmed because his person and his deeds are viewed in the sphere of eminent ecclesiastical figures travailing over the perilous state of the world in the early thirteenth century. St. Dominic moved, without effort and with love, within the very orbit of sovereign authority, and thereby became a new star round which satellites rose without number to radiate their light and power in Christendom.”

ST. DOMINIC AND HIS WORK is a translation of St. Dominique, l’idée, l’homme, et l’oeuvre by Pierre Mandonnet, O.P., with notes and critical studies by Marie-Humbert Vicaire, O.P., and Reginald Ladner, O.P., published by Desclée de Brouwer & Cie, Bruges, Belgium.

The Order of Preachers,” by Pierre Mandonnet, O.P., also available in a convenient format at Domcentral.

From the Corpus Thomisticum:

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [1]». Revue Thomiste 17 (1909) 38-55.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [2]». Revue Thomiste 17 (1909) 155-181.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [3]». Revue Thomiste 17 (1909) 257-274.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [4]». Revue Thomiste 17 (1909) 441-455.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [5]». Revue Thomiste 17 (1909) 502-573.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [6]». Revue Thomiste 17 (1909) 678-691.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin». (Revue Thomiste, Toulouse, 1910) 142 pp.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin». (2. ed.: Imprimerie de l’Oeuvre de Saint-Paul, Fribourg [Suisse], 1910) 158 pp.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [7]». Revue Thomiste 18 (1910) 62-82.

Mandonnet, P. F., «Des écrits authentiques de Saint Thomas d’Aquin [8]». Revue Thomiste 18 (1910) 289-307.