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Pages: 24. Chapters: Anglican Order of Preachers, Colegio Jordan de
Sajonia, Community of the Lamb, Confraternity of the Rosary,
Croatian Dominican Province, Dominicans in Ireland, Dominicans in
the United States, Dominicans of the Monastery of the Heart of
Jesus - Lockport, Louisiana, Dominican Biblical Institute, Editions
du Cerf, Lamberto da Cingoli, Militia of Jesus Christ, Nos
attendentes, Osmund Lewry, Religiosam vitam, Society of the Holy
Name, The Lives of the Brethren, Thought of Thomas Aquinas, Totum
duplex. Excerpt: The Order of Preachers (Latin: ), more commonly
known after the 15th century as the Dominican Order or Dominicans,
is a Roman Catholic religious order founded by the Spanish priest
Saint Dominic de Guzman in France, and approved by Pope Honorius
III (1216-27) on 22 December 1216. Membership in the Order includes
friars, nuns, active sisters, and lay or secular Dominicans
(formerly known as tertiaries) affiliated with the Order. Founded
to preach the Gospel and to combat heresy, the order is famed for
its intellectual tradition, having produced many leading
theologians and philosophers. The Dominican Order is headed by the
Master of the Order, who is currently Father Bruno Cadore. Members
of the order generally carry the letters O.P. standing for Ordinis
Praedicatorum, meaning of the Order of Preachers, after their
names. In the year 2000, there were 5,171 Dominican friars in
solemn vows, 917 student brothers, and 237 novices. By the year
2010 there were 5,906 Dominican friars, including 4,456 priests. A
number of other names have been used to refer to both the order and
its members. Like his contemporary, Francis of Assisi, Dominic saw
the need for a new type of organization, and the quick growth of
the Dominicans and Franciscans during their first century of
existence confirms that the orders of mendicant...
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