The Death of Saint Dominic

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Saint Dominic de Guzman died on August 6 in 1221, after arriving at the convent of San Niccolò nelle Vigne, sick with a fever. After making his confession and being made to rest, Dominic exhorted the friars with his final words, to “have charity for one another, to guard humility, and to make a treasure […]

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Be A Preacher of Mercy

Friday, January 1, 2016

“We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us,” Pope Francis proclaims in Misericordiae Vultus. As we continue our celebration of this Extraordinary Year of Mercy, and the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers, we offer seven, simple suggestions anyone can follow to be a preacher of mercy, many […]

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800th Jubilee Video

Friday, November 6, 2015

From November 7, 2015 to January 21, 2017, Dominicans worldwide will celebrate the 800th Jubilee (anniversary) of the approval of the Order of Preachers by Pope Honorius III in 1216. Watch the video below to learn more about the Jubilee, what inspired Saint Dominic to preach and many other interesting facts.

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Our Lady of the Rosary

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

For centuries the Church has taught that the rosary is a powerful prayer. Saint Dominic learned this truth almost 800 years ago, when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him in a vision. Aware of his distress at being unable to convert more Albigensians back to Catholicism, the Blessed Mother spoke to Dominic and offered […]

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Go Forth In the Face of Adversity

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

In December of 1216, Pope Honorius III approved Dominic de Guzman’s plan for an order of contemplative preachers. Tradition holds that shortly thereafter, Dominic had a vision while praying in the old St. Peter’s Basilica. Saints Peter and Paul appeared to him, handing him a staff and a book. “Go and preach,” they said, “because […]

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