Zaida Rocha Ferreira OP made a presentation of the history of the European meetings of Lay Dominican Fraternities and also of the European Council (ECLDF) in Fognano, in 2001. Please find here the short summary.
Ahead of the 2018 synod on youth in Rome, a group of Catholic young people are asking for testimonies and signatures in support of the canonization of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.
On August 8th we celebrate worldwide the feast of St. Dominic. The Council of the European Lay Dominican Fraternities is sending on this day a wish to all their sisters en brothers.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and joyful Easter!
The European Council of Lay Dominicans wishes to all their Dominican sisters and brothers: a blessed and joyful Easter.
A short presentation by members of ECLDF
Fourteen Lay Dominicans form the first Flemish Lay Fraternity in the Dominican Order. On August 8th, feast of St. Dominic, they committed to live according to Dominican spirituality.
For me, being a Dominican is being a theologian. And being a theologian for me was incomplete without being a Dominican. Of course it is possible to be a lay Dominican without being a professional theologian, and of course it is possible to be a theologian without being a lay Dominican, but for me personally both a very closely connected.
I was queuing at the supermarket checkout one day with my nephew John and his friend Tommy, both aged 7, when Tommy pointed to my Dominican badge and asked “What’s that?” I quickly tried to find an answer suitable for a 7-year-old: “That’s to tell people that I try to tell the truth at all…