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.
Mike Deeb o.p., representative of the Dominican Order in the United Nations, wants to ask as many members of the Dominican family as possible, to come to the big climate conference which will take place at the beginning of December 2015 in Paris. “May our preaching be benificial for the planet!”
To Lay Dominican Presidents of European Provinces and Vicariates and Promoters of Dominican Laity
To be passed on to the members of every local Fraternity/Chapter
Dear brothers and sisters in St Dominic,
Our Caleruega Assembly is slowly approaching and it is essential for all European Dominican provinces and vicariates to be represented at the Assembly so that together we can develop a common voice that truly represents the whole of Europe, not just a part of it.
In principle, the travel costs and registration fee of each delegate to the Assembly are covered by lay Dominican provincial/vicarial councils. However, there are provinces or vicariates for which this is not financially possible and their delegates cannot afford to cover these costs out of their personal budget, or only in a small part. This is especially the case for Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania.
EIGHTH EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY
OF LAY DOMINICAN FRATERNITIES
CALERUEGA, 26-31 MAY 2011
Here is the list of lay Dominican provinces and vicariates which have confirmed their participation:
Austria, Belgium-south, Bulgaria, Croatia, Dacia (Norway), France (Province of France and Province of Toulouse), Belgium-Flanders, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (north and south), Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain (Province of Spain and Province of Aragon), Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.