ECLDF meeting 2019 in Croatia

French version, Spanish version & Video below. The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) met from 24 to 31 July at the Convent of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Split (Croatia). Croatia was chosen because of our desire to make contact with lay Dominicans there, who have started the process of creating a formal…

On the way to Christmas

This advent the European Lay Dominicans share a common European Advent calendar. In this way the various experiences of Advent and Christmas celebrations all over Europe will be shared.  We celebrate the fourth and last Sunday of Advent! 

Impression of the International Congress of Lay Dominicans

In October 2018 the Third International Congress of Lay Dominican Fraternities was held in Fatima, Portugal. The theme of this Congress: “Our Future: Justice, Peace and Care of Creation” and it was held in an atmosphere of fruitful discussions, fraternal exchange and collaboration.

Lay Dominicans

The Dominicans are a religious order within the Roman Catholic Church, gathered as a worldwide Family of Preachers by the special mission of our founder Saint Dominic (+1221).

Our common vocation is lived out in a variety of states of life: friars, sisters and many different groups of lay people.
As Lay Dominicans we share in the spirit and charism of Saint Dominic and his apostolic mission by study, prayer, community and preaching.

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There are many ways of preaching and praying the gospel of Jesus Christ, which are practised by the Dominican lay people such as: silent prayer, liturgical prayer, rosary or while travelling. Studying the Holy Scripture and other religious texts and being there for others are also forms of preaching and praying.

On this website European Lay Dominicans share their experiences of praying and preaching in their work environment, with family and friends, in the parish or local community. And they share information with each other and with the Dominican Order.