The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

When Dominic was in Rome seeking papal confirmation of his Order, he had a mystical experience in which St. Peter and St. Paul played an important role. While waiting to see Honorius III, Dominic took refuge in prayer. His favorite shrine was the Vatican basilica, where, night after night, he invoked the aid of St. Read more…

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Blessed Reginald Receiving Scapular

  Reginald of Orleans (1180 – 1220), a doctor of laws, was a prominent public figure and distinguished scholar before becoming a Dominican, having held the chair of canon law at the University of Paris. On his way to visit the Holy Land, Reginald stopped in Rome, where he was drawn to Dominic and his Read more…

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Holy Companions: St. Francis & St. Dominic

“You are my companion. We will work together, supporting one another toward the same end, and no one will prevail against us.” — St. Dominic to St. Francis In 1216 Dominic met Francis of Assisi in Rome. Having seen Francis in a vision the night before, Dominic recognized him and rushed to greet him. A Read more…

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