Blessed Réginald of Orléans

detail of a painting of Blessed Reginald of Orléans receiving the vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Butinone Bernardino, late 15th century; Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, Milan, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Réginald de Saint-Gilles
  • Reginaldo…



Priest. Professor of canon law at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Dean of the collegiate church of Saint-Agnan in Orléans, France. While on pilgrimage in Rome, Italy in 1218, the future Pope Gregory IX introduced him to Saint Dominic de Guzman. Reginald was moved by Dominic‘s preaching, fascinated by some of his ideas, and the two became close friends. Following a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary presenting him in a Dominican habit, and his miraculous cure from the vision, Reginald joined the Dominicans, receiving the habit from Saint Dominic. The two travelled to Bologna, Italy where Reginald impressed many with his preaching, and served as Dominican prior in the area when Dominic travelled on. Prior of the Dominican convent of Saint-Jacques in Paris in 1219 where he was known for his preaching, and where he led many to join the Order. Friend of Blessed Jordan of Saxony, who wrote about him and the fire of his preaching.




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