Happy 788th Birthday!
Today is the 788th birthday
of the Order of Preachers!
On this day Pope Honorious III approved St. Dominic's band of preachers in perpetuity for preaching and the salvation of souls. Through God's grace the Order of Preachers has never been divided and remains one Order to this day!
Our Holy Father St. Dominic receives the "Privilege of Confirmation" in perpetuum from Pope Honorious III, December 22, 1216.
The original Bull of Confirmation with the signatures of Pope Honorious III and 18 Cardinals.