Bl. John Dominic

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Giovanni (John) de Banchini was born in Florence, Italy in the late 1300s and grew up near the Convent of Santa Maria Novella. Having known the Dominicans for his entire life, John petitioned to join the Order of Preachers at the age of 17, despite a speech impediment and little education. Eventually he was allowed to join […]

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