Saint Dominic’s European Lay Fraternities have celebrated the 800-year Jubilee of the Order with a Chain of Preachers of Hope. At the Assembly in Fatima we received the last contribution to this Chain from the Portugal, the hosting country of the Assembly.
As a contribution to the Chain of Preachers of Hope Lay Dominican Bogdan-Dominic Penev tells us about the Dominican professors teaching in Bulgaria.
“I am sharing this testimony with my Dominican brothers and sisters, in union with them in this Chain of Preachers of Hope.” A contribution from Spain.
Within two weeks Lay Dominican delegates, observers and guests from almost all European Provinces and Vicariates will come together in Fatima for their 10th Assembly
Saint Dominic’s European Lay Fraternities are celebrating the 800-year Jubilee of the Order with a chain of Preachers of Hope. Below you will find the contribution from the Vicariate of Hungary, where 4 short stories were collected: how Christian hope is alive and witnessed by the fraternity members.
On August 6th 1221 St. Dominic died in Bologna. Only thirteen years later he was canonized. His feast day is on August 8th and the whole Order worldwide celebrates this feast. That’s why the European Council of the Lay Dominican Fraternities is sending a greeting to all their sisters and brothers.
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.
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.
In the highly-secularized society of the Netherlands God sometimes seems far away. But Roy, Kees and Aart – as believers and as lay Dominicans – in this society are seeing traces of God and how Christ is working in the lives of people.
From 17 – 21 January 2017 an international congress was held on the mission of the Order of Preachers to close the Order’s eighth centenary. More than 600 Dominicans, friars, nuns, sisters and lay Dominicans from all over the world came to Rome for this special congress.