26 and 27 August 2011, at the Priory of the Annunciation in Paris, first meeting of the new European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities elected at Caleruega on 30 May by the European Assembly
In it’s first meeting, in Paris, 26-27 August, the members of ECLDF made their elections.
Officers as follows: President, Ruth Anne Henderson,(Italy);
Secretary, Jean Michel Solente, (France);
Treasurer, José A. Muñoz Mata, (Spain);
Formation Officer, Leny Beemer, (The Netherlands).
Communications Officer, Jacinta O Donnell, (Ireland).
UNITE DANS LA DIVERSITE
La Huitième Assemblée Européenne des Fraternités Laïques Dominicaines a eu lieu à Caleruega du 26 au 30 Mai . ( 1988, Prouilhe ; 1992, Budapest, ; 1995, Varsovie ; 1998, Vienne (Autriche) ; 2001, Fognano, (Italie) ; 2004, Walberberg (Allemagne) ; 2008, Trencianske Teplice (Slovaquie) ; 2011, Caleruega ).
Jean Michel Solente (Province of France);
Leny Beemer-De Vos (Province of Netherlands)
Jacinta O’Donnell (Province of Ireland)
José Antonio Muñoz Mata (Province of Betica)
Ruth Henderson (Province of San Domenico, Italy)
Klaus Bornewasser from Province of Germany has beeen elected to be member of ICLDF, starting in June 2012.
My dear brothers and sisters,
At the time when you are holding your assembly, I am happy to send you through the good offices of Br. David Kammler my most brotherly greetings and I assure you of my communion in the action of grace and prayer, asking God to give you the strength and joy of the Holy Spirit, inspiring the directions you will take together for the life and mission of the Lay Dominican Fraternities in Europe.
Opening Mass at St. Dominic well
Preparation of main meeting room
First dinner – Everybody as arrived well
For me, being a Dominican is being a theologian. And being a theologian for me was incomplete without being a Dominican. Of course it is possible to be a lay Dominican without being a professional theologian, and of course it is possible to be a theologian without being a lay Dominican, but for me personally both a very closely connected.