You alone, O Virgin, are worthy to be called morning star, remedy of sinners, queen of the world: place the fame of your strength as a shield of salvation against the weapons of the enemy. O chosen Spouse of God, be our straight path to eternal joy, alleluia.
-Benedictus Antiphon for the Memorial of the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today is a very special day in the Dominican Order for Our Lady has always given us her maternal help since the very first days of the Order. It is privilege to wear her scapular despite the fact that keeping it white is pretty much impossible!