Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 11: REFORM






Repenting one’s sins

Francis; Dominic

Getting doctrine right


NOTE: The Church needed — and needs — to be reformed, and these two saints in different but complementary ways sought to reform it. Saint Francis stressed repentance of one’s sins to make oneself closer to God. Saint Dominic stressed getting doctrine right. Praise of one of the reformers is also praise for the other reformer because both reformers had the same goal in mind: Reform the Church to make it stronger.




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