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Saint Dominic

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI St Dominic's Journeys And Preachino CT DOMINIC, though he made his home in Rome, did not give up his apostolic travels; he never ceased preaching from town to town, and from hamlet to hamlet. "This ardent lover of souls had the salvation of others always in mind; night and day, in churches, houses, by the wayside, indeed in every place, he eagerly spread the Word of God and exhorted his friars to this work, and this only." "He strove to speak of God to almost everyone he met on the highways."1 The organisation of hisj Order was of such a kind as to r DEGREES DEGREESe lJieaaiouxaeys a necessity. The labours of the isolated friars had to be co-ordinated, new convents to be informed with the spirit of the earlier institutions, and the training of the novices carefully supervised. The saint, with the practical common sense which distinguished him, understood the duties belonging to his position, and to fulfil them he from the year 1217 to the time of his death, set himself without the smallest hesitation, to travel over a great part of Western Europe. Though venerated by his religious, the valued adviser of the Pope, and esteemed and respected by 1 Bolognese Documents. princes, St Dominic travelled with the utmost simplicity, never changing tn DEGREES" DEGREES3fiaE3 DEGREEStS, .i}kJhacl learned" from DiHacus his DEGREESbishop. "Outside the towns," says Thierry of Apoldia, "it was his custom to walk barefoot sometimes among stones and sharp pebbles, often through thorns and briars, so that with feet all torn and bleeding he would exclaim in holy joy: 'This is part of our penance!'" Thoygh always ready to bear a brother's burden. fie. .never allowed anyone else to carry his own cloak or books. Floods and inundations could not bar his way. He preferred to lodge at the...
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