Between April 21 and 23 fr. Rui Carlos Lopes, the Promoter General for Laity, was in Malta to attend the provincial chapter of the Lay Dominicans Fraternities of Malta. A report from the Maltese Lay Dominican James Souness.
The ECLDF came together in Fatima in May 2017 to make further preparations for the 10th ECLDF Assembly this October in Fatima. We did this with the wonderful help of the Portuguese Lay Dominicans Gabriel Silva and his wife Cristina Busto.
This is the third time that our fraternity Saint-Martin-de-Porres has welcomed parishioners of Saint Louis d’Antin in the middle of the week at lunch time. A very particular parish: without territory, but in the middle of a lively area in an incessant coming and going of people, because of the proximity of the Saint-Lazare station and the famous department stores “Le Printemps” and “Les Galeries Lafayettes” in the Boulevard Haussmann.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and joyful Easter!
The Province of St. Albert the Great of Southern Germany and Austria, founded in 1939, has been called a “young Province”, which it undoubtedly is by Dominican standards. A report from the Laity in this Province.
On April 1st fr. Rui Carlos Lopes, the Promoter General for Laity, held a lecture on “The origins of the Lay Dominican Rule” at the Mater Ecclesiae, the Advanced Institute of Religious Studies (ISSR). This institute is linked to the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. This is the transcript of the first part of the lecture.
On the 6th of April it is the 116th birthday of Pier Giorgio and everybody is invited to unite in a prayer together at the same time (between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.), in a bond with Blessed Pier Giorgio.
On April 21-22 2017 the province of Hispania (Spain) is organizing the First International Conference on Religious Marketing. This conference fills a gap that was felt in the Church and mixes 3 passions: Creativity + Marketing + Church to create the first Congress of Religious Marketing.
Giorgio La Pira (1904-1977) was a member of the Dominican Laity and the mayor of Florence in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a tireless crusader for the poor and, more to the point, used his status as mayor as a launching pad for engagement with global issues.
During the Year of the Jubilee the Lay Dominicans of Hungarian prepared and published the booklet of ‘The Fundamental Documents for Saint Dominic’s Hungarian Lay Dominican Fraternities’.