Catholicism

Death of St. Dominic

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. On August 6, 1221, less than five years after the Holy See formally confirmed the founding of the Order of Preachers, Dominic died in Bologna, the site of one of the Dominicans’ principal university Read more…

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Miracle at St. Sixtus

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. As the number of his brothers and communities increased, Dominic constantly traveled among them to encourage community members in their undertakings. After stays in Paris and Prouille he returned to Rome in January 1218. Read more…

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St. Dominic Meets St. Francis

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. Tradition holds that during Dominic’s second visit to Rome, in 1216, he met Francis of Assisi in one of the churches there. Both were negotiating with the Holy See through their mutual patron, Cardinal Read more…

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Saint Dominic’s Ordination

In 1194 Dominic was ordained to the priesthood, receiving the Holy Spirit to become a disciple of Christ and to go out into the world, preach the Gospel, and teach all nations. Dominic was ordained in Osma, Spain, later the center of noteworthy ecclesiastical reform by Bishop Don Martin Bazan, a zealous advocate in restoring Read more…

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St. Dominic’s Ordination

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. In 1194 Dominic was ordained to the priesthood, receiving the Holy Spirit to become a disciple of Christ and to go out into the world, preach the Gospel, and teach all nations. Dominic was Read more…

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The Baptism of the Lord

“A person who is baptized and a person who is not baptized are not the same. We, by Baptism, are immersed in that inexhaustible source of life which is the death of Jesus, the greatest act of love in all of history; and thanks to this love we can live a new life, no longer Read more…

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