University of Paris

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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St. Dominic Disperses Brethren

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 the Order’s motto. Probably no scene in all the Dominican chronicles is more significant than Dominic’s last meeting with his brothers 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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