Every other week our Lay Dominican fraternity “Lacordaire” meets in the rooms of the monastery and parish of St. Paulus in Berlin Moabit. Our eyes are turned to the photograph of Mrs. Witte. She greets us, friendly and self confident, always giving us some new hope. We’d like to share her story – a story of hope really – with you.
This is the third time that our fraternity Saint-Martin-de-Porres has welcomed parishioners of Saint Louis d’Antin in the middle of the week at lunch time. A very particular parish: without territory, but in the middle of a lively area in an incessant coming and going of people, because of the proximity of the Saint-Lazare station and the famous department stores “Le Printemps” and “Les Galeries Lafayettes” in the Boulevard Haussmann.
The Province of St. Albert the Great of Southern Germany and Austria, founded in 1939, has been called a “young Province”, which it undoubtedly is by Dominican standards. A report from the Laity in this Province.
In the highly-secularized society of the Netherlands God sometimes seems far away. But Roy, Kees and Aart – as believers and as lay Dominicans – in this society are seeing traces of God and how Christ is working in the lives of people.
Saint Dominic’s European Lay Fraternities are celebrating the 800-year Jubilee of the Order with a chain of Preachers of Hope. Below you will find the contribution from the Vicariate of Hungary, where 4 short stories were collected: how Christian hope is alive and witnessed by the fraternity members.
“I am sharing this testimony with my Dominican brothers and sisters, in union with them in this Chain of Preachers of Hope.” A contribution from Spain.
Saint Dominic’s European Lay Fraternities are celebrating the 800-year Jubilee of the Order with a chain of Preachers of Hope. From Malta two contributions: a call on Lay Dominican Councils and a reflection on Hope.
In the dawn of the 800-year Jubilee of the Order, the Fraternity of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Sofia, Bulgaria, celebrates its own little jubilee – 10 years since its approval by the Master of Order, Br. Carlos Aspiroz Costa OP.
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.
During the Assembly of the European lay dominicans there will be daily three celebrations: a morning prayer, a holy mass and a vesper. Some of the delegates already received the music partitions for the liturgies so they can prepare themselves to support the singing with mixed voices.