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  Dominican Order
The Dominican Order, (its formal name, the Order of Preachers, is less common in English) founded by Saint Dominic in the early 13th century, is one of the great mendicant orders[?] of friars that revolutionized religious life in Europe during the high middle ages.
Dominic sought to establish a new kind of order, one that would bring the dedication and systematic education of the older monastic orders like the Benedictines to bear on the religious problems of the burgeoning population of cities, but with more organizational flexibility than either monastic orders or the secular clergy.
His new order was to be a preaching order, trained to preach in the vernacular languages but with a sound background in academic theology.
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 Dominicans, Black Friars
The necessity for such an order had become apparent to Dominic during his early attempts, about 1205, to convert the Albigenses; it was at that time that he resolved to devote his life to the evangelization of the heretical and the uneducated.
In the later Middle Ages the order was equaled in influence only by the Franciscans, the two orders sharing much power in the church and often in the Roman Catholic states and arousing frequent hostility on the part of the parochial clergy, whose rights often seemed to be invaded by the friars.
An order of Dominican nuns was founded by Dominic in 1205, before the male branch of the order was established.
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 Dominican Sisters: Vocations FAQ
The founder of the order was Dominic Guzman.
The Order of Preachers was not Dominic's nor anyone else's personal brainchild; it had come to birth in the context of a papal mission and it had evolved in constant collaboration with the Holy See.
There are nine Dominican communities that have formed the Dominican Alliance collaborating in common projects promoting vocations to Dominican life, continued involvement in the Dominican Collaborative Novitiate in St. Louis, Mo., sponsored by 24 Dominican congregation in the United States.
www.columbusdominicans.org /vocations/faq.htm   (1082 words)

 Roman Catholic Religious Orders and Ecology: The Dominicans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Dominican view of nature is based on the fact that they were founded to combat a heresy advocating that the natural world was evil.
Dominican Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is considered the greatest of the medieval philosophers and theologians.
A recent movement within the religious orders of women in the United States is to convert the lands that once served as novitiates, mother houses and schools into organic farms and ecological learning centers.
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 Aquinas College :: Grace Hauenstein Library
It is also the story of the region, the Dominican order, and its foundation in that region.
The Cistercian order was a precursor of the Dominican order.
The mendicant orders, of which the Dominican order was one, broke out of the Cistercian monastic tradition to preach in the marketplace.
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 Thomas P. Rausch: What Is Dominican Priesthood?
Dominican priesthood is the priesthood of an apostolic religious order and should be understood as such.
The preaching mission given his order by Honorius III in 1217 was unprecedented, as was the general mission of hearing confessions entrusted to the order in 1221.
The preaching mission was derived from the exempt character of the order's priests as evangelical assistants to the bishops and the pope, rather than from the responsibility of bishops and pastors to preach or to see that sermons were preached in their churches.
www.spiritualitytoday.org /spir2day/904243rausch.html   (4653 words)

As the Order of the Friars Preachers is the principal part of the entire Order of St. Dominic, we shall include under this title the two other parts of the order: the Dominican Sisters (Second Order) and the Brothers of Penitence of St. Dominic (Third Order).
The General of the Dominicans, Thomas de Vio (Cajetan) had published his commentaries on the "De Anima" of Aristotle (Florence, 1509), in which, abandoning the position of St. Thomas, he contended that Aristotle had not taught the individual immortality of the soul, but affirming at the same time that this doctrine was philosophically erroneous.
The same solicitude to remove the order from the odium of the inquisitorial office impelled the provincial chapter of Cahors (1244) to forbid that anything should accrue to the friars from the administration of the Inquisition, that the order might not be slandered.
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 Spirituality of St. Dominic
As a young woman, Marie Poussepin had attended parish missions preached by the Dominicans and when a chapter of the Third Order was established in her parish, Marie was received as a member and given the name, Sr.
The Dominican spirituality, particularly, its zeal for the salvation of souls and its mission to bring to others the true knowledge of Jesus Christ and his mysteries, resonated in her own heart and guided her in the establishment of the community she was to give to the Church.
Dominicans have a particular way of living the Christian life, emphasizing four fundamental values: (1) Ministry of the Word; (2) community life; (3) prayer; and (4) study, especially study of the Word.
www.dominicansistersofthepresentation.org /st_dominic.htm   (416 words)

The Dominican Order, or the Order of Preachers, was founded in Spain by St. Dominic Guzman in 1216.
Dominicans received approval for their own lay rule from Pope Honorius IV on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, a major Dominican saint, on January 28, 1286.
Catherine of Siena — a Third Order Dominican and doctor of the church — is the patroness of all Dominican laity.
www.theleaven.com /localdominican.htm   (596 words)

 Dominicans. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Dominicans were prominent in the medieval universities; St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican, and the order has zealously propagated Thomism.
Dominicans established themselves in the United States soon after 1800; their first U.S. province was founded in 1805.
There is a contemplative order of Dominican nuns and a widespread third order, many of whose members are engaged in teaching.
www.bartleby.com /65/do/Dominicans.html   (304 words)

 Dominicans : Order of Preachers
Dominicans and the New Wine of the Gospel.
Latest news about Justice and Peace in the world and the Dominican Family involvement at the U.N. is the official international Web site of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans).
The branches of the Dominican family are multiple: brothers, contemplative nuns, congregations of contemplative and apostolic sisters, lay persons in fraternities or secular institutes, secular priests in fraternities.
www.op.org /international/english   (228 words)

 Four Branches of the Dominican Order
When Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221) founded the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, at the beginning of the 13th Century the world he knew was in turmoil.
The new order was given the title Order of Preachers and their itinerant style of preaching keeps them on the move.
In the Dominican Order there are several branches, all focused around a passion for preaching and the same priorities, all living in the same spirit and charism of St. Dominic.
www.domlife.org /BeingDominican/WhoWeAre/BeingDominicanIndex.htm   (819 words)

 Dominican Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dominican Order was founded by Saint Dominic in the early 13th century under the Augustinian rule.
The Dominican Order is one of the great orders of mendicant friars that revolutionized religious life in Europe during the High Middle Ages.
Dominic's new order was to be a preaching order, trained to preach in the vernacular languages but with a sound background in academic theology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dominican_Order   (2619 words)

 DHS Mission & History
The Dominican House of Studies traces its mission to the preaching charism and Catholic intellectual heritage bequeathed to the Order of Preachers by its founder, St. Dominic de Guzman.
In service to the evangelizing mission of the Dominican Order, the primary purpose of the Dominican House of Studies is to provide a Catholic theological education that prepares students for the ordained ministry in the Province of St. Joseph.
The Dominican House of Studies is committed to imparting to all of its students a capacity for serious scholarship and a basic competence in philosophy and theology through the study of St. Thomas Aquinas in dialogue with the best of contemporary thought.
www.dhs.edu /aboutus/missionhistory.aspx   (1028 words)

 12/14/1990: Dominican order grows
Dominicans, who date from their early-13th century formation by St. Dominic, have been active in the United States for nearly two centuries and on the Pacific Coast for 140 years.
At the invitation of Archbishop William Gross of Portland, construction began on a Dominican house and conventual church in Portland in July of 1893.
In the Diocese of Baker, a Dominican serves as parochial vicar of St. Mary’s Parish in Pendleton.
www.sentinel.org /articles/1990-50/5919.html   (377 words)

 Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology: DSPT Overview
The Dominican Order, formally known as the Order of Preachers, traditionally has served the Church as her official and foremost theologians, thanks to the Order’s dedication to inquiry, teaching and preaching that is both disciplined and comprehensive.
The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Theological Schools in the United and Canada (ATS).
In addition, it is established by the Master of the Order of Preachers as a Center of Studies for the Order.
www.dspt.edu /docs/about_us/overview.asp   (470 words)

 Friars of the Order of Preachers - St. Martin de Porres Province
We are friars of the Southern Dominican Province.
We belong to the worldwide family of friars, sisters, nuns and laity which comprise the Order of Preachers (also sometimes referred to as "the Dominicans").
In response to the rapidly growing Catholic population in the Southern United States, the Order of Preachers approved the founding of the Southern Province under the patronage of Saint Martin de Porres.
www.opsouth.org   (381 words)

 What is a Dominican?
The first, obvious answer is that a Dominican is a follower of St. Dominic, a member of the Order of Preachers which he founded in the early 13th century to combat the evils of the age by preaching God's truth.
The First Order, the Dominican priests and brothers, preach Christ crucified (the Way for us all, the Truth and the Life) and teach theology to religious and laity, in missions, colleges, seminaries, and parish churches.
Third Order members live in, but are not of, the world: sanctifying their secular vocations by offering all to and for Our Lord; interspersing their daily work with prayer, study, contemplation, and praise; approaching others with love as they share the Truth which the fathers preach.
www.opthird.com /oplaity.htm   (769 words)

 History of the Dominican Order
Famous medieval Dominicans are Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, Jacobus de Voragine, pope Innocent V, Heinrich Seuse, Meister Eckhart and Fra Angelico.
The constitution of the Dominican Order, 1216 to 1360 (Manchester 1925).
Bijdrage tot een monasticon (Assen, 1984) - on the medieval Dominicans in the Netherlands.
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 Idaho Lay Dominicans
Their contribution to the Order's mission is a most important one for without it the work of the Order cannot be fully effective.
Also remember that St. Pius V was a Dominican, which goes to show that it pays to have one of your men in the right place at the right time.
(N.B. Of the Order, Mary is the principal patroness
www.dominicanidaho.org /formation/formation_pillars.html   (11745 words)

While joining the Order does entail a serious time commitment for prayer, study, attending chapter meetings, and contributing to the chapter apostolate, Dominican Fraternity members remain “in the world,” with their own homes, jobs, families, and friends.
But if anyone should by chance have a blessed Dominican scapular, perhaps for example belonging to their deceased spouse, and wish to wear it, by all means they should, especially to remind them of their loved one.
The Dominican priest asked, "Why?" explaining that his own faith was solidly in Christ's salvation, and his devotion to Mary as the Mother of God gave him complete comfort and confidence that he would be with the blesseds in heaven when the time came.
www.3op.org /faq.php   (2675 words)

 Saint Dominic and the Order of Friars Preachers
The Dominican Order, i.e., the Order of Friars Preachers, was founded by St. Dominic de Guzman (c.1170-1221), a cannon of the Cathedral of Osma in Spain, when he and his Bishop, Diego, were on a diplomatic mission for the King of Castile and passed through the south of France in 1206.
Likewise, he sought to impress upon the Friars of his Order that their preaching should begin in the quiet solitude of prayer and study.
Thus, a motto of the Order of Preachers is "Give to others the fruits of your contemplation." This spirit of contemplation and preaching, humility, poverty and service embodied by Holy Father Dominic formed the character and found expression in one of his greatest sons, Saint Thomas Aquinas.
www.aquinasonline.com /dominic.html   (788 words)

 Dominican Sisters of Cabra - Who Are We?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Cabra Dominicans are part of the Order of Preachers founded by Saint Dominic Guzman in 1206.
Dominic was a wandering preacher, a Spaniard, who helped people to search for God in the confusion of their lives and times.
As women Dominicans, we also draw inspiration from the life of St Catherine of Siena, a lay Dominican - a woman of faith, a preacher and a mystic.
www.dominicansisters.com /content/view/102/lang,pt   (137 words)

 Poverty - Dominican Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Further on, a second clinic was opened in the nearby city of Monte Plata, constructed on land donated by ADOM land owners.
The health, education and humanitarian assistance entity celebrates ten years of contribution and collaboration with the Dominican Association of the Order of Malta (ADOM).
Dominican batey poor children are schooled thanks to Washington resident’s good heart
www.dominicantoday.com /app/article.aspx?id=15438   (592 words)

 Order of Preachers
He trusted his brother-companions in ways that stunned his contemporaries in the monastic life, sending them off to the universities when they were only a handful in number.
He had a vision of government that has stood the test of time, and today’s Dominican governing body, the Chapter, continues to convene periodically, electing leaders and setting directions for the work of the community.
So well did he inspire his brothers that within 200 years of his death, the saying, “What touches the lives of all must be decided by all”, became their motto.
www.columbusdominicans.org /whoweare/orderofpreachers/stDominic.htm   (379 words)

 Florence Art Guide - The Dominican Order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1215 he founded a community of preaching friars in Toulouse and shortly afterwards travelled to Rome (this was when he apparently met St. Francis), where the Pope gave him permission to found a new Order which was to have the function of "custodian of the Catholic Dogma".
A small delegation of monks, composed of the Blessed Giovanni of Salerno and twelve brethren, first came to Florence in 1219: two years later the canons of the Cathedral assigned them the area where the convent and later the new Basilica were to be built.
He, as well as the great Dominican philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas, can be seen in several of the frescoes inside the Basilica.
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