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I. Dominican Monks – II. Dominican Nuns

I. Dominican Monks

(Ordo Fratrum Praedicatorum, OP, order of preachers). Founded by Dominic of Caleruega, who was active from 1206 in southern France as an itinerant preacher and, together with his companions, was appointed in 1215 as diocesan preacher by the bishop of Toulouse. The house, with a chapel, made available to them in Toulouse was placed under papal protection on Dec 22, 1216 by Pope Honorius III, who confirmed the lifestyle of the community according to…

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Frank, Isnard Wilhelm, “Dominicans”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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