On the feast of St. Dominic, Pope Benedict XVI praised the founder of the Order of Preachers as “a man of prayer, in love with God,” whose nine ways of prayer are an example for Christians’ daily life.
St. Dominic, the Pope said, united the proclamation of the Gospel with “witness to a life of poverty.”
“In every moment, prayer was the force that renewed and rendered fruitful his apostolic works,” the Pope said Aug. 8 at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
Prayer is the “origin of witnessing to the faith” in every aspect of life, he continued. The Pope stressed the need to find moments “to pray quietly every day for our spiritual life,” particularly during vacations.