We are pleased to announce a new publication on St. Dominic: Domenico di Caleruega alle
origini dell’Ordine dei Predicatori. Le fonti del secolo XIII. Edited by Gianni FESTA, Agostino
PARAVICINI BAGLIANI and Francesco SANTI (Millenio medievale 121, Testi 33), Firenze 2021.
One of the editors, Brother Gianni Festa OP, is the former Postulator General of the Order and
current Regent of Studies of the Province of St. Dominic in Italy, and a member of the
Historical Institute of the Order of Preachers.
This volume includes, for the first time, all the Latin texts documenting the first century of the
life of the Order of Preachers, with a critical textual introduction, historical commentary, and
Italian translation. In particular, the reader will find the Litterae sancti Dominici (edited by
Elio Montanari); Giordano di Sassonia's Libellus de initio Ordinis Praedicatorum (edited by
Elio Montanari, in a new critical text); the Litterae enclyclicae and the Oratio ad beatum
Dominicum (edited by Elio Montanari); the Acta canonizationis sancti Dominici (edited by
Alessandra Bartolomei Romagnoli); Gregory IX's bull Fons sapientiae (edited by Agostino
Paravicini Bagliani); the Legendae by Pietro Ferrandi, Costantino d'Orvieto, and Umberto de
Romanis (edited by Giovanni Paolo Maggioni); the Libellus de vita et obitu et miraculis
sancti Dominici et de Ordine quem instituit by Teoderico di Apolda (edited by Silvia
Nocentini); the Miracula beati Dominici by Cecilia (edited by Antonella Degl'Innocenti); the
De modo orandi corporaliter sancti Dominici (edited by Gianni Festa and Francesco Santi,
published with its iconographic set). Indexes of manuscripts, authors and anonymous works,
biblical quotations, and scholars accompany the volume. It is intended to be a working tool as
well as a reference for understanding the profound meaning of the Dominican Order in its
nascent phase: key figures in the culture of the thirteenth century belonged to it (such as
Albert the Great, Raymond de Penyafort, Thomas Aquinas, William of Moerbeke, Iacopo da
Varazze, Meister Eckhart), decisively marking the European identity and its dynamics.