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.
From Damien McDonnell:
Dear brothers and sisters in Saint Dominic, I pray my greeting finds you well and filled with the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities pray you and your families have a truly grace-filled and blessed Christmas.
The 10th Assembly gathered together in Fatima has elected a new council. The members for the next four years are Maro Botica, Felix Hoffmann, Damien McDonnnell, Ludovic Namurois, Vilija Šemetienė. As European member of the International Council (from 2019) the delegates elected Gabriel Silva.