Blessed Bartholomew

A noted writer of sermons and scriptural commentaries and a leading Dominican bishop, Bartholomew of Breganza (1201 – 70) was born in Vicenza, Italy, and educated at the University of Padua. During his studies at the university he met Dominic and joined the Dominican Order. After ordination Bartholomew was sent to preach against heresy in Read more…

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St. Dominic Refuses Episcopate

Dominic’s holiness endeared him to all. His way of winning souls and his virtues of humility, patience, and charity led church officials to encourage his promotion to the highest offices of the church. Three times Dominic was offered the episcopacy–the position of bishop–but each time he refused the offer. Around 1212 he was asked to Read more…

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