Miracle at Fanjeaux

Extraordinary deeds, recognized as miracles, are attributed to Dominic. The miracle at Fanjeaux, France, is now believed to have occurred at Montreal, about five miles from Fanjeaux, where heretical practices and beliefs were common. In medieval times public debates, or disputations, were a customary means of settling theological arguments, and numerous disputations were held between Read more…

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St. Dominic Preaching to the Albigenses

As a young priest Dominic served as a canon at the cathedral of Osma, Spain. In 1206 his bishop, Diego de Acebo, became the unofficial leader of a papal mission to Languedoc, in southern France. There the Albigensian heresy, which maintained that all material creation was evil, had made alarming inroads among the population. The Read more…

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