To Lay Dominican Presidents of European Provinces and Vicariates and Promoters of Dominican Laity
To be passed on to the members of every local Fraternity/Chapter
Dear brothers and sisters in St Dominic,
Our Caleruega Assembly is slowly approaching and it is essential for all European Dominican provinces and vicariates to be represented at the Assembly so that together we can develop a common voice that truly represents the whole of Europe, not just a part of it.
In principle, the travel costs and registration fee of each delegate to the Assembly are covered by lay Dominican provincial/vicarial councils. However, there are provinces or vicariates for which this is not financially possible and their delegates cannot afford to cover these costs out of their personal budget, or only in a small part. This is especially the case for Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania.
Another disadvantage for them this year is that the geographical distance between Madrid and St Petersburg, Kiev or Vilnius is bigger for them than for any other delegate in Europe and hence their travel costs are also much higher.
Please let’s join forces to help them attend the European Assembly in Caleruega. The ECLDF suggests that provinces and vicariates, in addition to paying the registration fees for their delegates, pay a solidarity amount of 50 or 100 euros (which approximately corresponds to the costs of “half a day” or “a day” in Caleruega). Other amounts are naturally welcome.
We know that for none of us it is easy to give money, especially today in times of recession, but hopefully, little by little, we’ll be able to get the money together so that our brothers and sisters from poorer Eastern European countries could join the other delegates in Caleruega, enabling us to have a truly representative Assembly that gives a “complete” picture of Europe.
If you can make that extra effort, even on a very small scale, please send your donation to the ECLDF bank account, with the indication “solidarity with Eastern Europe” while also mentioning the name of your province or vicariate in the bank transfer:
PAX Bank e.G.,
Von-Werth-Straße 25-27, 50670 Köln, Germany
IBAN (International bank account number): DE 32 3706 0193 6004 1940 10
BIC: GENODED 1 PAX
May the Lord reward you for your generosity.
Eva Kameniarova, European representative to the International Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ICLDF)
Gabriel, Bénédicte, Małgorzata, Anne-Marie and Jean-Michel – members of the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF)