Canon of Osma His studies finished, Dominic was elevated to the priesthood and at the invitation of the bishop took his place among the cathedral canons of Osma. Arnold of Citeaux was elected the General of his Order, and was necessarily obliged to return to the seat of its government. Nevertheless, the conference resulted in the conversion of many who were present at it. The thirtieth of May, 1221, found him again at Bologna presiding over the second general chapter of the order. Many of the top theologians of today are Dominicans, men like Chenu, Congar and Schillibex. The same prodigy was exhibited on the two following nights, and Dominic understood it to signify that the spot thus pointed out was the one chosen for his proposed foundation.
He hoped in the first place to obtain leave from the Pope to resign his bishopric ; and after that to carry out the plan long cherished by himself and his companion of preaching the faith to the heathen nations of the North. It was the custom to bring into this chapel the young maidens able to take the veil in the Convent of Prouille, that they might hear Mass and kiss the sacred relic, the greater portion of which is now carefully kept in the parish church of Fanjeaux. The service of God was the only thing that he saw before him ; and whilst his days were spent in public disputations, his nights were consumed in interviews with those who secretly sought his counsel; or more frequently in those prayers, and tears, and strong intercessions with God for the souls of the people, which were more powerful arms in fighting the battles of the faith than were even the wisdom and eloquence of his words. He treated such threats with abso- lute indifference. The Friars had already chosen the Rule of St.
Dominican Publications, 1985 Institut de pastorale des Dominicains is specialized in the formation of pastoral workers, laity and priests, and offers university degrees in pastoral ministry and liturgy. The way he began his work was to collect a group of women at Prouille and form them into nuns. But it is crucified in the world and we with it. Sixtus took place one of those prodigies -- and perhaps the most beautiful of them all -- that proclaimed the great sanctity of the patriarch and unmistakably attested the favor in which he stood before God. A globe of fire appeared in the air, and, after making several circuits, descended, and rested on the roof of bur Lady's chapel. Three times each night, he would whip himself to blood, once for his own salvation, a second time for sinners, and a third for departed souls.
Honorius received him most graciously, assuring him that he would keep all the promises made by his predecessor. On their arrival at Bologna, the church of Santa Maria della Mascarella was placed at their disposal. Yet when his companions expressed astonishment that he should thus deprive himself of the means of carrying on his studies, he replied in words preserved by one of his own followers, and treasured by after-writers as the first from his lips that have come down to posterity. As soon as the brethren had moved into the house Dominic took them to the lectures of Alexander of Stavensby, a distinguished theologian who was teaching in Toulouse at the time. These were the provinces of Spain, Provence, France, Lombardy, Rome, Germany, Hungary and England. In 1216, Dominic and his brethren adopted the Rule of St Augustine which he had already been keeping as a canon of Osma. The former was the creator of the invisible, which alone was good; the latter, of the material world.
Here he remained for ten years prosecuting his studies with such ardour and success that throughout the ephemeral existence of that institution he was held up to the admiration of its scholars as all that a student should be. From then on, Saint Dominic was often seen on the road carrying a walking stick and the Epistles of Saint Paul. Saint Dominic and his role in the Rosary: St. Dominic probably bearing his part in the good work. Dominic show him with a star over his forehead and a dog with a torch in his mouth which is often shown with the saint. After establishing houses along the way, Dominic returned to Italy, stopping at Milan, Bologna, Florence and Viterbo.
As a boy, there had to be in him the same cheerfulness and joy that marked him as man. Alone or attended by a single companion, he traversed every part of the, country barefoot, going from village to village, and from town to town, preaching the faith 'and winning back souls to the flock of Christ. An event now took place that led him out of his retirement and was soon to plunge him into the depths of his life-long apostolate. In this labour he was greatly assisted by one whose name will ever have a peculiar interest to the children of St. He therefore advanced to meet them ; and, protesting that he was no longer to be regarded as an enemy to the Catholic cause, went so far as to receive the Cross from the hands of the Legate, and even offered to lead the army to the attack of Beziers. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you.
By the end of the thirteenth century there were 404 priories and almost 15,000 friars including a province in the Holy Land. His work was cut short by his third illness in a year, and in 1221 he returned to Rome to report to the Pope and to finish the work of establishing the nuns at San Sisto, a community which included Sisters Blanche, Constance, Nubia, Theodora, Thedrana, Nympha, Maximilla, and Sabina. He was afterwards created a Cardinal and proved himself, as we shall see, a staunch friend and protector of the Order of Preachers. Dominic thought us that prayer is the ultimate key to any bad circumstances and that God is always ready to hear our prayers. Unceasing disputes between the Catholics and heretics were held for the space of fifteen days, the con- troversy turning chiefly on the sanctity of the Church and the doctrine of the Mass, which the Albigenses denied to have been instituted by Jesus Christ. Paul which he read constantly.
Later he became subprior of the chapter. The inhabitants of that unhappy city, whether Catholics or Albigenses, had earned for themselves an infamous reputation by a long tissue of crimes. The Schoolboy and Student He spent his earliest years, the most impressionable ones, in this atmosphere of love of God and neighbor, good works for the poor and needy, deep piety and high moral standards provided for him by his parents. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909. L'artiste n'est pas le premier français à exécuter une statue à St Pierre. Their arrival at Montpelier, therefore, took place in the same year as that in which they visited Citeaux, although the latter event is given as happening in the year 1205, on account of its occurring before the technical beginning of the year. In February of the following year he founded the first of the order in.
At Montreal five hundred heretics abjured their errors, and the same success attended the preaching of the Catholics in other towns. There he studied was known as the Trivium, consisting of grammar, rhetoric and logic. They had gone there as papal legates surrounded by all the pomp and circumstance that attended papal legates, fine horses, splendid regalia, impressive robes, comfortable living quarters and good food. So, the pope told him to return to his brethren, and with them, to choose an existing rule. A public conference was therefore agreed upon, and the discussion, which lasted eight days, resulted in so marked a success on the part of the Catholics, that the greater number of those who assisted at it declared them- selves on the side of the truth, and insisted on expelling '''Baldwin and Thierry from their territory; nor' was the authority of the castellan, Stephen, strong enough to prevent them from carrying their purpose into effect. In this humble dwelling it was, then, that St. On their trip they stopped at Citeaux, the great monastery founded by St.
His most evident characteristic was that he always spoke to God in prayer or about God to others. On the way back to Osma at the city of Montpellier in June 1206, Diego and Dominic met the Abbot of Citeaux and two of his monks who had been sent by Innocent to preach against Albigensianism. Once, he walked alone through a village that he knew was bitterly against him singing at the top of his voice so that if they wanted to harm him they had their chance. When the stone covering his remains was lifted, a gentle aroma, like a sweet perfume, filled the air to the delight of all. Taking the route southwards, by the banks of the Rhone, they reached Montpelier some time in the summer of I2o6. By February of 1220, he gathered many at San Sisto.