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St. Dominic

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1: St. Dominic was born in a town called Calueruga between Osma and Aranda in 1170

2: Dominic went to school in Palencia where he also, later went to university. He studied for 6 years in art and 4 years in theology.

3: Dominic sold all of his manuscripts. When his colleagues heard of this news they asked him why? He simply replied " How can you ask me to study off these dead skins when men are dying from hunger".

4: In 1203 he went with the Bishop of Osma on a mission for Alfonso VIII, King of Castille in order to secure a bride in Denmark for crown Prince Ferdinand. On the way they came across the Cathars.

5: The Cathars were teaching heresy to their people. Dominic then knew that it was his mission to exterminate heresy. They arrived in Denmark in 1205 only to find the bride had died.

6: On the way back in 1207 Dominic came through Rome. There he established a small group of followers. In 1215 Dominic established himself, with 6 followers in a house given to them by Pierre Seila in Toulouse.

7: The final result was the establishment of his order. In the same year, the year of Fourth Lateran Council they went to Rome to seek approval from the Pope, Innocent III.

8: St Dominics motto was "Veritas" which means always seek the truth in Latin.

9: Sadly he died on the 6th of August 1221.

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  • Title: St. Dominic
  • A biography of St. Dominics life
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