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  • Might I recommend a spin through the anti-modernist encyclical of St. Pius X, Pascendi dominici gregis; you should be able to find it on the web in a number of places.


  • They were, therefore, the great cultivators of sacred Scripture, and monasteries became schools of wisdom and schools of "dominici servitii," "of the service of the Lord," as St. Benedict called them.

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  • Benedict calls the monastery a dominici servitii schola.

    Zenit: Benedict XVI on the Roots of European Culture

  • To limit local abuses, the missi dominici (usually a bishop and count) were introduced (802) as officers on circuit in a given district.


  • Explain the following expressions: "do-nothing kings"; _missi dominici_; Holy Roman Empire; and "Donation of Pepin."

    Early European History

  • Compare the _missi dominici_ with the "eyes and ears" of Persian kings.

    Early European History

  • Charlemagne to appoint special agents, called _missi dominici_ ( "the lord's messengers"), to maintain control over them.

    Early European History

  • In the constitutions he drew up each nation or people was left the use of its own laws; gradually the duchies were divided into countships, the counts being vassals iof the king, and having in turn valvassori (vassi-vassorum) who looked up to them as liege-lords, while ranking over all were the missi dominici who in the king's name saw to it that justice was meted out to everyone.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Italy during the ninth and tenth centuries, the bishops often represented, as missi dominici, the imperial power, the Lombard duchies to the south (Spoleto, Friuli, Benevento) were never able to overcome their chronic anarchy long enough to withstand a new peril, the invasion of the Saracens.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Apt (1703) Gap (1704), Nevers, and Besancon (1707) condemned them, and, after a report from the Inquisition, Clement XI proscribed them by the Brief "Universi dominici" (1708) as containing the propositions already condemned and as manifestly savouring of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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