University of Paris

Blessed Reginald Receiving Scapular

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. 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. Read more…

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St. Dominic Disperses Brethren

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. From the beginning Dominic insisted that his friars seek knowledge not for its own sake but to be “lights of the world.” “To contemplate and to give to others the fruits of contemplation” became Read more…

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St. Thomas Aquinas

Friar, Priest and Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas was born at Roccasecca, Italy in 1225 of the family of the Counts of Aquino. At the age of seventeen he received the habit of the Order at Naples. He was a disciple of Saint Albert the Great, and at the early age of twenty-five obtained Read more…

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