The Lay Dominicans of the UK had an Assembly on 4th July 2015 in the Dominican Priory, Leicester. For the second time it was an Assembly ‘new style’: only one day with a good guest speaker and less talking about council subjects. The ECLDF was invited to be present at this Assembly. Leny Beemer- de Vos, president of the ECLDF, came for this meeting to Leicester.
When we celebrate the Jubilee of 800 years of the Order, nothing could be better than going back to the source, the original background. It was what a group of 51 members of the Portuguese Dominican Family did, between 26 and 29 June: lay Dominicans, friars, sisters and friends were on a pilgrimage to Caleruega, Saint Dominic’s birthplace.
On the occasion of the Jubilee celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Order, the Nordic Vicariate Dacia (Sweden, Norway, Finland) invites all members of the Dominican family in the nordic countries to come to Lund in Sweden from 20th to 22nd May 2016.
Last year Klaus Bornewasser, member of the International Council for Lay Dominican Fraternities (ICLDF) visited the Czech Dominican Family. He celebrated the Dominican Family Day with them in Prague.
At the beautiful monastery of the Dominican nuns of Beaufort (France-Bretagne) the ECLDF came together for the second time to continue the work to be done and to make plans for the coming time and for the ECLDF Assembly in 2017.
Read the impression of the days 30 April – 3 May 2015:
The Lay Dominicans in Glasgow, Scotland, were honoured by the visitation last weekend of Fr Rui Carlos Antunes e Almeida Lopes OP, General Promoter of the Laity, who travelled from Santa Sabina in Rome at the invitation of the fraternity.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and joyful Easter!
The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis gives Dominicans across the globe a double occasion to make 2016 a really special year.
Yes, because as Fr Vivian Boland OP, Vicar of the Master of the Dominican Order told Vatican Radio, members of the Order were preparing to mark 800 years since its foundation when Francis’ announcement took them by surprise…
In October 2014 the new Council of the European Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) gathered together for the first time. Now the new Council has published their first Newsletter and it is worthwhile to read it!