Saint Dominic was born in Calaruga, Old Castile, Spain, the Son of Felix Guzman and Blessed Joan of Aza. He studied at the University of Palencia, where he was ordained. Saint Dominic was a man of God that gave praises to him all the time. He abstained from meat and observed stated fasts and periods of silence. He often did not wear sandals and wore the littlest of clothing, as the way of the life Dominic bestowed on others, was the first himself to follow. He never had a bed, usually sleeping on the side of the road. Saint Dominic founded an institute for women at Prouille in Albigensian territor...
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...defining moment in theology of the Medieval West.
These three men of God, Saint Dominic Guzman of the Dominican Order, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Thomas Aquinas had and have a very significant value over the early years of Christianity. Without these great men and their ideas of spreading the word and living without worldly possessions, it is very possible that Christianity and Catholicism would be different than it is today. It is easy to say that these three men lead their lives by example. They stood by their moral beliefs and lived very humbly. It was a different time back than when these Saints roamed the countryside and preached and prayed. It is now all of importance of the Christian faith to live by and study this theology. As Christians during the thirteenth century all the way through to present time, Christianity is the hope of the world.
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