Communicating Christ’s Word and His Love
Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Dominic and the adventus medius, the middle coming of Christ between the Incarnation and Second Advent, referred to by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux:
“The ministry of the two great figures Francis and Dominic in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries was one way in which Christ entered anew into history, communicating his word and his love with fresh vigor. It was one way in which he renewed his Church and drew history toward himself.”
Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, From the Epilogue to Jesus of Nazareth Part II, Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection (Ignatius Press, 2011) 291-92.