Dominican hymns and hymnals

The Dominican order was founded by Domingo de Guzman (St. Dominic, ca. 1170-1221), a Spanish priest who emphasised humility and preaching the Gospel in his attempts to persuade Cathar heretics to return to the Roman Catholic church. He gained papal approval in 1216 to found a new order, the Ordo Praedicatorum, based on the rule of St Augustine* and emphasising the importance of preaching and confession. Medieval Dominicans were mendicant preachers and missionaries, often studying theology at the universities. Noteworthy medieval Dominicans included Thomas Aquinas*. Dominican hymns before 1254 The most important date in the history of the Dominican liturgy is 1254, when Humbert of Romans...

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