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Dominic, Saint
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(c. 1170, Caleruega, Castile – Aug 6, 1221, Bologna), canonized in 1234, founder of the religious order of the Dominicans. He studied in Palencia and, around 1196, became a canon under Bishop Diego in the cathedral chapter of Osma; both won over by Pope Innocent III in 1206 for the papal proclamation ministry operating in southern France for the conversion of Waldenses and Cathari, they advocated apostolic preaching in evangelical poverty (IV, 2) and received papal approval. In 1207, they founded a mission station in Prouille, near Toulouse, in comb…

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Frank, Isnard Wilhelm, “Dominic, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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