‘We are on a pilgrimage and in this pilgrimage we join in common prayer with all the Lay Dominicans in Europe’: This is what the Dutch Lay Dominican Fraternity say to their brothers and sisters. A Dutch Lay Dominican tells his experience.
Dominic was the first itinerant preacher of the dominican Order, characterised by evangelical itinerancy, incarnated in imitating the apostels.
It is now possible to register for the Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities in Bologna from 21 to 26 May 2014 for delegates and for observers. Here you will find all the registration and authorisation forms. Please read them carefully!
On the way to the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order, for the year 2014 the chosen theme of the novena is: “Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions: The Dominican laity and preaching” (Joel 3:1). At the opening of this year the Master sends a letter to all the brothers and sisters of the Order.
In November 2013 the European Council send the following convocation of the next European Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities to all the provinces and vicariates in Europe. It’s the invitation for the assembly.
At the end of this message you will find this letter in pfd in English and French.
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1. 3RD ECLDF MEETING (8TH – 11TH NOVEMBER 2012) IN ESTAVAYER LE LAC, SWITZERLAND
ECLDF team traveled for its 3rd meeting to Switzerland. Once at the airport in Geneva, we were warmly welcomed by Swiss Lay Dominicans Evelyn von Steffens and Anne Marie, who together with other Lay Dominicans took care for an organization of our travel from Geneva to Yverdon and then to Monastery in Estavayer le Lac. In the Monastery we met with Fr. Bernard Bonvin, OP and nuns, including the Prioress, Sr. Marie.
As a Dominican you can be called for some missionary work in quite unexpected places. The following story took place in a barbershop in Breda, a city in the Netherlands. The hairdresser took care of the increasingly greying hair of a Lay Dominican. During a Dominican celebration he told us the following story: After the…
EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF LAY DOMINICAN FRATERNITIES – Newsletter 1/2012
ECLDF meeting in Chieri, Italy
European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities met on its 2nd meeting from 19th – 22nd April 2012, in Italy, at the Chieri convent. As on 8th 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. Eva will hold a Communication Officer role. Members of Council agreed on way of working while using modern communication means. (Skype, Twitter, Facebook)