Today we greet especially our Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia, in Nashville, Tennessee, who have been our good friends for many years and who have given us invaluable assistance over the years in terms of our spiritual journey into the Church.

 

Here in England, we have the Dominican Priory and Church of Blackfriars in Oxford. St Dominic can indeed feel that the Order of Preachers, which he founded, is flourishing today!

 

He said: ‘These, my much-loved ones, are the bequests which I leave to you as my sons: have charity among yourselves; hold fast to humility; keep a willing poverty’.

 

May he pray for us, and may God bless you this day.