Dominic Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. His parentsFelix Guzman and Joanna of Aza, undoubtedly belonged to the nobility of Spainthough probably neither was connected with the reigning house of Castileas some of the saint's biographers assert. Of Felix Guzman, personally, little is known, except that he was in every sense the worthy head of a family of saints. To nobility of blood Joanna of Aza added a nobility of soul which so enshrined her in the popular veneration that in she was solemnly beatified by Leo XII.
Saint Dominic was born in Caleruega, Spain in His parents were members of the Spanish nobility and related to the ruling family.
His father was Felix Guzman, and was the royal warden of the village. Joan of Aza, was a holy woman in her own right. According to one legend, his mother made a pilgrimage to an abbey at Silos. Legend says there were many signs of the great child she would bear. One of the most common legends says that during the pilgrimage, Joan had a dream of a dog leaping from her womb with a torch in its mouth.
The animal "seemed to set the earth on fire. An alternative, and possibly more likely story says he was named after St. Dominic de Silos, a Spanish monk who lived a century before.
It is known that Dominic was educated in Palencia, and he concentrated on theology and the arts. He spent six years studying theology and four the arts. He St dominic de guzman widely acclaimed as an exemplary student by his professors. Ina famine left many people desolate and homeless across Spain.
Dominic sold everything he had, including his furniture and clothes and bought food for the poor. When he sold his manuscripts, required for study, he replied, "Would you have me study from these dead skins when people are dying of hunger?
He became the superior, or prior of the chapter in In he joined his bishop, Diego de Acebo on a trip to Denmark. His mission was to help find a bride for Crown Prince Ferdinand.
Although an agreement was made, the princess died before she could depart for Spain. Her untimely death left the pair free to travel where they wished. They opted to travel to Rome, where they arrived in late The reason for this trip was that Bishop Diego de Acebo wanted to resign his office to pursue a new mission, the conversion of unbelievers.
Pope Innocent III did not wish the pair to travel to a distant land filled with unbelievers. Instead, the pair were asked to go to southern France, the region of Languedoc, to convert heretics back to the true faith.
At that time, the Albigensian heresy was flourishing. This heresy was so dangerous that it even praised the suicide of its members, often by means of self-inflicted starvation!
The heresy wrongly taught that all material things,including the human body itself, were fundamentally evil. The Christian faith teaches otherwise. In fact, it proclaims the very resurrection of the Body.
In the year , the same year in which Saint Thomas Becket was martyred in England, Dominic de Guzman was born in Calarogo, now Caleruega, Spain, about 20 miles from the Cathedral in Osma. Dominican Friars Province of St. Joseph E . F our Branches of the Dominican Order When Dominic de Guzman () founded the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, at the beginning of the 13th Century the world he knew was in turmoil. Dominic Guzman was born in in Calaroga, Castile (Spain) in an age of change. The sons of Mohammed had swept across the Mediterranean, turning Christian temples into Moorish mosques, leaving many regions of Spain under the Moorish yoke.
A group of monks, an order of Benedictines who returned to an ancient Rule known as the Cistercians, were specifically assigned to combat the heresy through prayer, fasting and instruction, but they made little headway. According to writings from the period, some of the monks had become worldly and even pompous in their approach, surrounding themselves with material artifacts which repulsed the Albigensians.
Diego and Dominic were austere by comparison to some of these worldly monks and this austerity and personal self discipline appealed to many of the heretics who had been deceived in their thinking.
When Dominic debated the heretics, they could not defend themselves. Naturally, there is no defense against the truth. Many heretics threatened Dominic with violence. Despite the threats, Dominic traveled throughout the region, preaching and converting many back to Catholic Christian faith and practice.
Dominic recognized the need for a physical institution in Southern France to preserve the gains he made against the Albigensian heresy. The nobility needed a place to educate their children and Catholic women needed a safe place away from hostile heretics.
Dominic established a convent at Prouille inwhich would become the first Dominican house. Bishop Diego and Dominic established their headquarters there. The monastery remains to this day as the Notre-Dame-de-Prouille Monastery. In Januarythe French nobility decided to take up arms against the heretics, after they murdered a papal legate.
During the crusade that followed, Dominic consistently appealed for mercy for the heretics who were often the victims of atrocities.Life of St.
Dominic of Guzman. 1. Childhood in Castille. Blessed Cecilia Caesarini, who was received by St. Dominic into his new order, in her old age described him thus.
St. Dominic. Please help support Of Felix Guzman, personally, It was probably 1 September, , that Saint Dominic first came in contact with Simon de Montfort and formed with him that intimate friendship which was to last till the death of the brave crusader under the walls of Toulouse (25 June, ).
We find him by the side of de. Founder of the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominican Order; born at Calaroga, in Old Castile, c.
; died 6 August, His parents, Felix Guzman and Joanna of Aza, undoubtedly belonged to the nobility of Spain, though probably neither was connected with the reigning house of Castile, as some of the saint's biographers assert.
Of Felix Guzman, personally, little is known.
Arnaud Amaury (Latin: Arnaldus Amalricus, Arnald Amalric or Arnold Aimery), Abbot of Cîteaux As Abbot of Cîteaux, Arnaud was the chief Abbot of the Cistercian monastic order. Like Saint Dominic who followed him, he made it his business to convert the supposedly heretical Cathars of the Languedoc back to the One True Catholic Church.
Dominic was born in in Castile, Spain. It was said that at his baptism, the priest saw a star-shaped light on the baby’s forehead. You will sometimes see a star in artwork of St.
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