Today is the Feast of St. Dominic. Last evening, Mark took me over to his parish, Blessed Sacrament (an imposing neo-gothic structure, spires climbing heavenwards in stony praise), which is staffed by the Order of Preachers, to have a look. We walked in as the a-capella choir was rehearsing some incredibly beautiful and heavenly polyphony.
Tonight they mark the feast with a special Mass in the ancient Dominican Rite! (pdf link) We are going to go see Dark Knight at the IMax at 4:00 pm, so might arrive a bit late to the Mass ... oh boy! I cannot wait!
The title of this post is from a song by a once-famous Dominican Nun (scroll to the bottom of the post for links), about her patron. "By his joy he converted them."