From the Desk of Nijad I. Fares
An Honor from the PopeNijad Fares | April 18, 2012
Last summer, my family and I experienced one of the highlights of our life: we had the privilege of meeting his Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, and receiving his blessing in a private audience at the Vatican. While in Rome, His Holiness granted me the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great.
The order of St. Gregory is one of the five orders of Knighthood of the Holy See. It offers recognition for the efforts one undertakes, personally, on behalf of the Holy See and the church.
Little in life is more humbling than this experience and this great honor, but it also presented a challenge. To be personally recognized by His Holiness the Pope reminds you that you have great responsibility in life to give back to the people, the community and the institutions that have given so much to you.