Dominic (1170-1221) is best known for founding the Dominicans, also known as the Order of Preachers or the Black Friars. He was born in Spain, received an extensive education, and joined the Augustinians. While traveling on a diplomatic mission to France as a Bishop's Chaplain he was introduced to the Albigensians, or Cathari, individuals who were considered heretics. The priest dedicated the next period of his life to educate these people on true Christianity and change their beliefs. His missionary model sought to emulate the original twelve disciples, walking everywhere they went, preaching as often as possible, living in charity and faith.
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