During the last five years of his life (1216-1221), St. Dominic founded the order of preachers, popularly called the Dominicans.
Comprised of priests, brothers, nuns, and third order members, it immediately became and has remained one of the most influential orders of the Church, giving us within a few years St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albert the Great, and later contributing St. Vincent Ferrer ( who worked 40,000 miracles), Pope St. Pius V, St. Cathrine of Siena, St. Rose of Lima, and St.Martin de Porres, among others.
In this well-researched, popular biography, Sister Mary Jean Dorcy, O.P. relates the providentially inspired life of St. Dominic Guzman. Except for the grace of God and the turn of some unlikely circumstances, St. Dominic might have remained unknown to the world. Instead, he was instrumental in fighting the Albigensian Heresy and in establishing one of the Church's greatest orders.Here we read of the trails and the triumphs, the suffering and the miracles of one of the Church's greatest and most influential saints.
This life of St. Dominic shows what God can do with sanctity- how He can take a humble beginning and develop it into an enormous, powerful force in the world.