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.
Again we welcome you all, particularly those who were not able to come yesterday evening. We thank God that you arrived here safely even if you have had a long or difficult journey.
We welcome you not only for yourselves but those whom you bring in your hearts: the other members of your provinces.
We have an exciting programme that we hope you will find not only fruitful but enjoyable. One of the most important objects of this Assembly is to get to know each other and enjoy each others company in the presence of God.
This workshop is meant not just to tell you a lot about Dominican websites. It is our idea that we should discuss themes and issues that matter to you. We use a PowerPoint presentation, but it will only offer an introduction. Depending on your reactions and questions you can decide on which subject we will focus.
The Dominicans have a number of websites on Internet. Lay Dominican websites are growing in number and volume. Two crucial questions are the problem of choosing the subjects for a website and choosing the way of presenting this. We will look at several websites during this presentation. The main goal of this workshop is learning together about the possibilities of websites. Working together will also help in shaping the future of Lay Dominican websites.
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.
On 8 April 2012, for personal reasons, Jacinta O’Donnell resigned from the European Council. In accordance with paragraph 1.A.7 of the Statutes, her place has been taken by Eva Zúdorová.
As in 2017 and 2018 there will be a Dominican Month for Peace during the period of the Advent 2019. While we are all waiting for the celebration of the mystery of the incarnation of the Prince of Peace, our focus will be on peace in lndia.
The lay Dominicans from Warsaw invited representatives of the Dominican Family for the common celebration. The occasion for the meeting was the peregrination of the image of St. Dominic through the European provinces of the Order of Preachers, as part of the year dedicated to lay Dominicans.
In October 2018 the Third International Congress of Lay Dominican Fraternities was held in Fatima, Portugal. The theme of this Congress: “Our Future: Justice, Peace and Care of Creation” and it was held in an atmosphere of fruitful discussions, fraternal exchange and collaboration.
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La Huitième Assemblée Européenne des Fraternités Laïques Dominicaines a eu lieu à Caleruega du 26 au 30 Mai . ( 1988, Prouilhe ; 1992, Budapest, ; 1995, Varsovie ; 1998, Vienne (Autriche) ; 2001, Fognano, (Italie) ; 2004, Walberberg (Allemagne) ; 2008, Trencianske Teplice (Slovaquie) ; 2011, Caleruega ).
Homily 5 June 2004 (2 Timothy 4.1-8; Mark 12.38-44)
Feast of St Boniface
1. Encourage through all patience and teaching… put up with hardship… and fulfill your ministry. In these words to Timothy, Paul includes all the elements of a holy preaching: encouragement, patience, hardship and fulfilment.
2. Encouragement: The word means ‘to put heart into,’ or ‘to comfort.’ It is also one of the readings for the feast of St Dominic, who was described by his companions as ‘the best possible comforter’ and encourager. To encourage does not mean to simply pat another on the back but rather to put into the other one’s own heart.