According to tradition, this is the spot where Dominic prayed as he prepared for the foundation of his first monastery for women. This was not written down until the 17th century, but it had always remained strong in the local oral tradition at Fanjeaux.
The S.H.O.P. Association has been present in Fanjeaux since June 2007, with the aim of creating a library and research facility dedicated to the history of Dominican women throughout the ages and in all parts of the world. In summer 2009 the project moved to new premises, an old stone-built house in the rue du Bourguet Nau, opposite the 14th century Dominican convent.
The Spiritual Autobiography of Mother Rose de Sainte Marie op, Co-foundress of the Dominican nuns of the Perpetual Rosary (1846-1909), éditions SHOP, Fanjeaux /KDPAmazon, 2019, 143 pp.
Theological Reflections on Dominican Monastic Life, with a group of nuns from European monasteries, éditions SHOP, Fanjeaux/KDPAmazon, 2020, 200 pp.
Both of these new titles are available on Amazon.
As work progresses on the creation of a historical directory of Dominican monasteries world-wide, sections are posted on this website. Click here for access to downloadable pdf files. Areas already covered are: Africa, the Americas and Asia.
The latest issue of the S.H.O.P. Newsletter (Winter 2019) is just out. It tells of the transfer of the SHOP collection of books and archival material devoted to the history of Dominican women to the Library at Santa Sabina Convent, Rome. Click on this story to access it. You can also download all the back numbers of our newsletter in pdf.
This spring, following an agreement made between the Association of Sister Historians, Fanjeaux and the Dominican on-line university, DOMINI, Modules I and II of the SHOP distance learning course on the history of Dominican women become available exclusively from www.domuni.eu
This link-up is a great advantage to students, as DOMUNI is able to offer a wider range of courses and offers the possibility of a course of study leading to a university validated diploma.