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…
Please, pray with us that the Assembly will fortify our mission in the Order as Lay Dominicans of Europe and will also fortify our fraternal connections.
Every morning the Assembly in Bologna starts with a morning prayer. Pray with us now the new European Council for Lay Dominican Fraternities will be choosen today.
On Wednesday the 21th of May all the delegates arrived at the Collogio San Tommaso. It’s a friendly and warm welcome and it is wonderful to meet unknown people as your brother and sister. The last preparations are made before the start of the Assembly tomorrow.
The International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace (IDCJP) recently held its annual meeting at the Casa per Ferie Enrico de Osso in Rome, 12-17 October. Fr. Mike Deeb reports in English, French and Spanish!