- n. (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
“Friars, from the black cappa or mantle worn over their white habit, were founded by St. Dominic in 1215 and solemnly approved by”
“Of his early life little is known, save that he entered the Order of St. Dominic and spent his novitiate in the convent at Kammin, a town of the above-named province.”
“St. Dominic at the age of seventeen and was sent (1627) to the famous priory of St. Jacques, at Paris, to finish his classical education and make his course of philosophy and theology.”
“St. Dominic Loricatus, so-called from the breastplate (lorica) which he always wore next to his skin.”
“The Convent of St. Dominic of Palermo may be considered the nucleus of the future University of Palermo.”
“The tertiary nun communities of St. Dominic received (1281-91) a rule from the Dominican general, Munio of”
“Gil now repented of his evil ways, burnt his books of magic and returned to Portugal, where he took the habit of St. Dominic in the newly-erected monastery at Palencia, about”
“Even when the tertiaries of St. Dominic and of St. Francis began to form communities, they distinguished themselves from the first and second orders by the rule they adopted but not by the nature of their vows, which remained solemn.”
“A Castilian nobleman, St. Dominic wandered about southern France in the twelfth century converting the stubborn Albigenses by his eloquence and example.”
“St. Dominic Loricatus is related to have accomplished in this manner one hundred years of penance (i.e. twenty psalters), spreading the penance over one week.”
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