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.
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.
On the website ‘The Word’ you will find a daily dose of Dominican preaching from members of the whole Dominican family. Lay Dominican Ruth Anne Henderson, O.P. contributes to this way of preaching regular.
In October 2017 Lay Dominican from almost all European Provinces and Vicariates came together in Fatima for their 10th Assembly. Read the Acts here!
I have never been a “prayer warrior”. On the contrary, I have always excelled more in practical issues than in kneeling before the altar. However, some years ago, when my sister and long-time close friend from the Fraternity confided to me about her concerns.
The Third International Congress of the Dominican laity will be held in Fatima, from October 4 to 10, 2018. For this Congress a prayer was prepared. Let us pray together in preparation for this meeting.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities pray you and your families have a truly grace-filled and blessed Christmas.
The General Promoter of the Laity, fr Rui Carlos Lopes has inaugurated a Forum to help prepare for the International Laity Congress in Fatima in October 2018.