Blessed Jordan of Saxony
- Also known as
Jordanus de Alamaia
- 13 February
- Saxon noble.
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 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.
c.1190 at Padberg Castle, diocese of Paderborn, Westphalia, old Saxony
rumoured to have been born in Palestine while his parents were on a pilgrimage, and named after the River Jordan, but this is apparently aprochryphal
- drowned 1237 in a shipwreck off the coast of Syria while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
- 1825 (cultus confirmed) by Pope Leo XII
- University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Lectionary for Mass for Blessed Jordan
Legend of Blessed Jordan of Saxony
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
Concern for the Dominican Communion
Encyclical Letter of Jordan of Saxony
Handbook on the Origins of the Order of Preachers
Libellus of Jordan of Saxony
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