793 – not out
Today is the anniversary of the approval of the Order of Preachers in 1216. In the build-up to our celebration of the 800th anniversary, the Order is keeping a “novena” of nine themed years until the Jubilee in 2016. The past year’s theme has been: “In the beginning was the Word” (Jn 1:1): St. Dominic, Preacher of Grace. The encyclical of Pope Benedict XV Fausto Appetente Die, on Our Holy Father St. Dominic, is a wonderful work which is worth reading as we prepare for another year preaching Truth. Please pray that the Order of Preachers may continue to grow and follow the example of its founder in following Christ and proclaiming Him to the world.