Blessed Jordan of Saxony

Blessed Jordan of SaxonyAlso known as

  • Jordan de Alamaia
  • Giordana….
  • Giordano….
  • Giordanus….
  • Gordanus….
  • Jordana….
  • Jordanka….
  • Jordanus….



Born to the Saxon nobility, he received a pious upbringing and was noted for his charity to the poor from an early age. Educated in Germany, and received his masters degree in theology at the University of Paris. Joined the Order of Preachers in 1220 under Saint Dominic himself. Prior-provincial of the Order in Lombardy, Italy in 1221. Succeeded Dominic as master-general of the Order in 1222. Under his administration, the Order spread throughout Germany, and into Denmark.

A noted and powerful preacher; one of his sermons brought Saint Albert the Great into the Order. Wrote a biography of Saint Dominic. His writings on Dominic and the early days of the Order are still considered a primary sources. Spiritual director of Blessed Diana d’Andalo, and helped her found the monastery of Saint Agnes.






Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jordan of Saxony“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 February 2017. Web. 19 January 2019. <>