At the beginning of the order, the convent was called The convents divided up the territory in which they were established, and sent out on preaching tours religious who remained for a longer or shorter time in the principal places of their respective districts.The Preachers did not take the vow of stability, but could be sent from one locality to another.
Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more all for only .99...Secondly, we shall give an historical survey of the three branches of the order.In its formation and development, the Dominican legislation as a whole is closely bound up with historical facts relative to the origin and progress of the order. In regard to their legislation the first two orders are closely connected, and must be treated together. Dominic and his first companions in Languedoc led up to the pontifical letters of Innocent III, 17 Nov., 1205 (Potthast, "Reg., Pont., Rom.", 2912).Hence some reference to these is necessary, the more so as this matter has not been sufficiently studied. They created for the first time in the Church of the Middle Ages the type of apostolic preachers, patterned upon the teaching of the Gospel. Augustine and also the special Institutions which regulated the life of the Sisters, and of the Brothers who lived near them, for the spiritual and temporal administration of the community. I (Augsburg, 1723), 169; "Urkundenbuch der Stadt.", I (Fribourg, Leipzig, 1883), 605.For each of the three groups, constituting the ensemble of the Order of St. In the same year, Dominic founded the Monastery of Prouille, in the Diocese of Toulouse, for the women whom he had converted from heresy, and he made this establishment the centre of union of his missions and of his apostolic works (Balme-Lelaidier, "Cartulaire ou Histoire Diplomatique de St. de Notre Dame de Prouille," Paris, 1907, I, CCCXX sq). The Institutions are edited in Balme, "Cart." II, 425; "Bull. On 17 Dec., 1219, Honorius III, with a view to a general reform among the religious of the Eternal City, granted the monastery of the Sisters of St. Dominic, and the Institutions of Prouille were given to that monastery under the title of Institutions of the Sisters of St. With this designation they were granted subsequently to other monasteries and congregations of religious.