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St Dominic: The Story of a Preaching Friar


St. Dominic: The Story of a Preaching Friar is the first serious English-language biography of St. Dominic to be published since 1924. One fateful night in 1203, Dominic and his bishop stopped at an inn in an area infected with the Cathar heresy. Engaging in a conversation with the Cathar innkeeper, Dominic stayed up all night and converted the man back to the true faith. Thus was ignited the passion for preaching that informed the life of the founder of the Order of Preachers. Assembling a band of followers whom he sent out to preach the gospel wherever the Good News needed to be heard, Dominic revolutionized religious life by founding an order of friars who were to live and preach in the world instead of living an enclosed monastic life.

In this readable and informative biography, Donald Goergen dispels the misleading notion of this down-to-earth saint as severe and overly intellectual. St. Dominic is a biography that everyone can enjoy.

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