Blessed Mannes.jpgPriests of God, bless the Lord; praise God, all you that are holy and humble of heart.

Loving God, You chose to associate Blessed Mannes with his brother Dominic in the work of preaching. May we follow their example and remain ever fervent in proclaiming the gospel of salvation.

Blessed Mannes is an older brother of Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers. Mannes was known as a humble man who lived his life in self-sacrifice for the preaching of the gospel and salvation of souls. He was sent by his brother to start a Dominincan Priory in Paris and then to Madrid. He worked with the contemplative nuns and was a famous preacher. Mannes was beatified by Pope Gregory XVI who also instructed that a set of proper texts for a Mass and Divine Office be written in Mannes’ honor. His feast day was listed as July 30th but it is celebrated today in the Dominican Order.
A biography of Blessed Mannes can be read here.