By encouraging Pope Gregory to resign -- as the only possible means of inducing the antipopes likewise to forego their claims -- Bd John was instrumental in helping to end the great schism, and it was he who conveyed Gregory s resignation to the Council of Constance. The next pope, Martin V, appointed him legate to Bohemia and Hungary, charged especially with the duty of counteracting the influence of the Hussites. He found Bohemia in a turmoil: public opinion had been roused to the verge of frenzy by the execution of John Huss; and King Wenceslaus would not take the repressive measures advocated by the nuncio. As he could do nothing there, Dominici passed on to Hungary, but he caught fever soon after his arrival and died at Buda on June 10, 1419. His cultus was confirmed in 1832.
In the Acta Sanctorum, two lives are printed: one, a short memoir by St Antoninus of Florence; the other, of much greater length, by John Caroli. Unfortunately this last is not very accurate or reliable. But a good deal has been written otherwise concerning Bd John's life and work, particularly in relation to the later phases of the great schism. See especially the articles of J. Hollerbach in the Römische Quartalschrift for 1909 and 1910, and H. Finke's Acta Concilii Constantiensis. Bd John's two works on education, Lucula Noctis (new ed. by E. Hunt, U.S.A., 1940) and Regola del governo di cura familiare, are of notable importance in the history of pedagogy. He also wrote a very edifying tractate of an ascetical character, Il Libro d'amore di carità. Consult further the preface of Fr Coulon to his edition of the Lucula Noctis (1908), and Fr Mortier's Histoire des Maîtres Généraux O.P., vols. iii and iv; with Taurisano's Catalogus Hagiographicus O.P.
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