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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)
Caleruega, Spain, 26 – 31 May 2011 TODAY’S DOMINICAN LAITY : DRAWING FROM THE WELL OF ST. DOMINIC Part 1 – List of participants – Electoral body – Programme – Record of events at the European Assembly in Caleruega – Table of annexes Part 2 – Annex Ih: English translation from Latin of the Rule…
At the last European Assembly in Slovakia in 2008 it was proposed that the European Dominican laity make use of modern technology by launching a lay preaching website to publish stories of fruitful use of our opportunities to preach the Good News by word, gesture and example. The Assembly appointed a team of four – three lay Dominicans and the Promoter General – to manage this new initiative. The lay members were chosen not least because they are all in one way or another professionals with words: they are a couple from Brussels, Guido Van Damme, who is a journalist; Bénédicte Van Damme, his wife, who is a translator; and me, Ruth Anne Henderson, a Scot living in Italy, an academic in the field of English language studies. It is useful too that we are each fluent in at least two languages and competent in at least one more.
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.
Following the suggestion of the General Chapter of Providence (ACG Providence, 2001, n° 429), the brothers are invited to celebrate annually a Day for the Dominican Family. The Chapter indicated 7th November, Feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers, as an appropriate date and this feast now approaches!
A letter from Bro. Bruno Cadoré, Master of the Order.
A short presentation by members of ECLDF
26 and 27 August 2011, at the Priory of the Annunciation in Paris, first meeting of the new European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities elected at Caleruega on 30 May by the European Assembly