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The Order of Preachers Turns 800!

800 Years of Holy Preaching On December 22nd, 1216, Pope Honorius III issued the bull Religiosam Vitam, formally establishing Saint Dominic and his brothers as a religious order under the Rule of St. Augustine, and as an order which “should be inviolably preserved forever.” As we celebrate our 800th anniversary today, we give thanks to God and ask

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Columbia Magazine: 800 Years of Grace

800 Years of Grace By Katie Scott   THE ORDER OF PREACHERS CELEBRATES ITS 800TH JUBILEE, A MILESTONE MARKED BY VIBRANT COMMUNITIES AND FLOURISHING VOCATIONS   In early 1995, a graduate student of environmental engineering and chemistry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore stepped into the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Inside, rosaries

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National Review: Eight Hundred Years and Tweeting

“From the 13th century, the Dominican order lives. On Saturday morning, #OP800 started trending on Twitter. Throughout the world, people were tweeting birthday wishes to the Dominicans, known as the “Order of Preachers,” the Catholic religious order founded by St. Dominic 800 years ago on the opening of their jubilee year of celebration. The tweeting

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