Croatian Dominican Province

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Croatian Dominican Province of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hrvatska dominikanska provincija Navještenja Blažene Djevice Marije
Abbreviation HDP
Formation 1380
Location
Provincial Anto Gavrić, OP
Website dominikanci.hr

The Croatian Dominican Province of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Croatian: Hrvatska dominikanska provincija Navještenja Blažene Djevice Marije) is a province of the Dominican Order, Roman Catholic order founded in the 13th century. The Province has 13 convents and houses located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia.

History[edit]

Hungarian Province[edit]

Dominican Priory in Dubrovnik (1225)

On the second General Chapter of the Order in 1221, Saint Dominic entrusted his associate Paul the Dalmatian to implant the Order in the Kingdom of Hungary-Croatia. In the Middle Ages the Dominicans spread to all Croatian areas. First they came in Dubrovnik in 1225 and at the beginning of the 14th century they began to build the monumental complex of the Monastery and church of Saint Dominic. During the 13th century they established monasteries in Nin (1228), Čazma (1229), Ban Brdo in Vrhbosna (1233), Dubica (1235), Zagreb (before 1241), Virovitica (before 1242), Zadar (1244), Split, Croatia (1245), Pag (c. 1250), Ulcinj (1258), Trogir (1265), Bihać (1266), Kotor (1266), Skradin (before 1312) and Brskovo (1285). In the 14th century several monasteries were established: Požega (1303), Hvar (1312), Šibenik (1346), Bosanska Krupa (before 1357) and Senj (before 1378) and Krk (before 1380).[1] Until 1380 the Croatian monasteries were part of the Hungarian Province with vicars for the area along the Adriatic Sea.

Dalmatian Province[edit]

Pope Urban VI recognized complete autonomy of the Dalmatian Province in the bull Sedis Apostolicae of March 3, 1380. Newly erected Province of Dalmatia covered monasteries along the eastern Adriatic and had its headquarters in Zadar. During the 15th and 16th century numerous monasteries were established: Rab (1426), Čiovo (1432), Gruž (1437), Bol (1474), Rijeka (1477), Korčula (1501), Budva (1513) and others.[1]

Dubrovnik Congregation[edit]

Following the process of reform in the Order, the reformed Congregation of Dubrovnik was founded in 1486, uniting three priories in the territory of the Republic of Ragusa: St. Dominic's Priory in Dubrovnik, Holy Cross Priory in Gruž and St. Nicholas' Priory in Lopud. Congregation spread with the foundation of new priories: on the island Ruda (1535), in Župa dubrovačka, Broci (1628), Viganj (1671) and Orašac (1690).[1]

Congregation of Senj[edit]

Priories of Senj, Modruš and Bihać located on the territory of the Croatian-Hungarian Kingdom formed Congregation of Senj (Congregation of Croatia) in 1508, which, in some documents of the Order is also called the Province of Croatia. Later the Congregation grew with the foundation of new priories: Trsat, Brinje, Kraljevica, Veruda and Gradišće. The majority of these priories were destroyed during the Ottoman invasion. The last time that mention is made of this Congregation is in 1585. [1]

Convents[edit]

Croatian Dominican Province is located in Dinaric Alps
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Split
Split
Trogir
Trogir
Gruž
Gruž
Bol
Bol
Stari Grad
Stari Grad
Korčula
Korčula
Maksimir
Maksimir
Rijeka
Rijeka
Žalec
Žalec
Petrovče
Petrovče
Klopče
Klopče
Peščenica
Peščenica
Convents
Convent Location Established
Dubrovnik Old Town Tower.jpg St. Dominic's Priory Dubrovnik 1225
St. Catherine's Priory Split 1245
Trogir-bs-13.jpg St. Dominic's Convent Trogir 1265
Holy Cross Dominican Monastery, Gruz, July 2011 (01).jpg Holy Cross Convent Gruž, Dubrovnik 1437
Our Lady of Graces Convent Bol 1474
Crkva sv.Petra starigrad hvar.jpg St. Peter Martyr's Convent Stari Grad, Hvar 1481
CHURCH AND MONASTERY OF SAINT NIKOLA, KORCULA, CROATIA.jpg St. Nicholas' Convent Korčula 1501
Our Lady of the Rosary Priory Maksimir, Zagreb 1927
Crkva Sv Jeronima Rijeka.jpg St. Jerome's Convent Rijeka 1951
St. Joseph's Convent Žalec, Slovenia 1965

Postcard of Petrovče (6).jpg

Our Lady Convent Petrovče, Slovenia 1975
Bl. Augustine's Convent Klopče, Zenica 1978
Crkva Blazenog Augustina Kazotica Pescenica 030409.jpg Bl. Augustine's Priory Peščenica – Žitnjak, Zagreb 2001

Notable Croatian Dominicans[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Krasić, Stjepan. The Epitome of the History of the Dominican Order in the Croatian Regions (in Croatian). Zagreb. ISBN 953-167-086-2. 

External links[edit]