Rome, Italy, Jan 21, 2017 / 10:50 am
Saturday Pope Francis encouraged Dominicans to persevere in their good works of the last 800 years, which have been like the "salt" and "light" of Christ, spreading the Gospel throughout the world.
The transition from the empty revelries of the world to the glorification of God "happens thanks to the good works of those who, becoming disciples of Jesus, have become 'salt' and 'light,'" he said Jan. 21.
"So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven," he quoted St. Matthew's gospel.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Dominicans at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on the conclusion of the order's Jubilee Year for the 800th anniversary of their founding.