Pope Honorius III

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 Read more...Read More

St. Dominic, Papal Theologian

The Dominicans responded to the specific needs they perceived in the contemporary church. One task they took on was combating heresy through learned preaching well grounded in careful theological preparation. While in Rome, Dominic preached in several churches and before the pope and the papal court during Lent. In recognition of his work there, Dominican Read more…

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Pope Honorius Confirms Order of Preachers

The following year Dominic set out for Rome to obtain the promised confirmation of his Order from Pope Innocent III, his good friend. However, on the way he received news of the pope’s death. Would he be successful with the new pope, Honorius III? After much prayer Dominic continued on his journey. Honorius received him Read more…

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