The mandate of Br. Rui Carlos Antunes e Almeida Lopes as Promoter General of the Laity has ended. On October 9th in a video message Br. Rui said goodbye to all Lay Dominicans.
The International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace (IDCJP) recently held its annual meeting at the Casa per Ferie Enrico de Osso in Rome, 12-17 October. Fr. Mike Deeb reports in English, French and Spanish!
As in 2017 and 2018 there will be a Dominican Month for Peace during the period of the Advent 2019. While we are all waiting for the celebration of the mystery of the incarnation of the Prince of Peace, our focus will be on peace in lndia.
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!
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.
Ravaged by years of war and political instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo is today one of the poorest countries in the world. There is a striking contrast between this poverty and the immense wealth the country possesses.
Fourteen Lay Dominicans form the first Flemish Lay Fraternity in the Dominican Order. On August 8th, feast of St. Dominic, they committed to live according to Dominican spirituality.
From October 4 to 10, 2018 the Third International Congress of Lay Dominican Fraternities will be held in Fatima, Portugal. The deadline for registration is extended to the 31 July.
Duncan MacLaren, of the Glasgow Lay Dominicans, is a member of the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace in Geneva and he asks for the help of all the European Lay fraternities:
At the first meeting of the new Provincial Council of the Laity, on 16 June 2018, it was decided that a new form of Provincial formation and awareness meetings would be tested, open to all.