Death of Saint Dominic, Founder of Monastic Order of Dominicans Hot

Death of Saint Dominic, Founder of Monastic Order of Dominicans

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Saint Dominic dies in Bologna, Italy, at the age of 51. Born in Spain, Dominic is most famous for being the founder of the Friars Preachers, more commonly known as the Dominicans or Order of Preachers (OP).

This monastic order has played an important role in the Inquisition and will continue to do so, helping to defend Catholic orthodoxy — often by killing or having killed all those who challenge that orthodoxy.

In fact, Dominic is accepted within the Church as the founder of the Albigensian Inquisition and the first inquisitor-general. But the exact nature of what he personally did to root out heresy in southern France through the massacre of Cathars is unknown.


St. Dominic and the Dominicans

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