Blessed Jordan of Saxony, O.P.

Today we honour the memory of Blessed Jordan of Saxony, who succeeded Our Holy Father Dominic as Master of the Order in 1222.  Blessed Jordan was such a powerful preacher that Saint Albert the Great was moved to join the Order after hearing one of his homilies.  Blessed Jordan became an effective promoter of Dominican […]

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Blessed Reginald of Orleans, O.P.

Today we honour the memory of Blessed Reginald, an early Dominican and friend of Saint Dominic.  He was a powerful preacher and inspired many novices to join the Order in Bologna.  Dominican tradition tells us that Our Lady appeared to him in a vision and presented him with a black and white habit which members […]

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Saint Scholastica

Saint Scholastica: the twin sister of Saint Benedict.  Both established monastic houses within a few miles of each other.  Both dedicated their lives to God and gave top priority to deepening their relationship with him through prayer.  They sacrificed some of the opportunities they would have had to be together as brother and sister in […]

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Saint Francis de Sales

Today we honour the memory of Saint Francis de Sales, a Swiss bishop who tried to re-establish the Catholic faith in Geneva which had apostatised to Protestantism.  He was an avid letter writer and these letters reveal him as a man who was very much in touch with the real world.  He taught against being pretentious […]

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