In October 2017 Lay Dominican from almost all European Provinces and Vicariates came together in Fatima for their 10th Assembly. Read the Acts here!
I have never been a “prayer warrior”. On the contrary, I have always excelled more in practical issues than in kneeling before the altar. However, some years ago, when my sister and long-time close friend from the Fraternity confided to me about her concerns.
The Third International Congress of the Dominican laity will be held in Fatima, from October 4 to 10, 2018. For this Congress a prayer was prepared. Let us pray together in preparation for this meeting.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities pray you and your families have a truly grace-filled and blessed Christmas.
The General Promoter of the Laity, fr Rui Carlos Lopes has inaugurated a Forum to help prepare for the International Laity Congress in Fatima in October 2018.
The Hungarian Lay Dominican Nikolett Murányi had been meditating on writing a Eucharistic Creed during the last 20 years, and finally this year she prepared it. A group of theologians corrected and approved this text. You can find it below in 9 languages. Nikolett writes in an explanation: ‘I think that Jesus Christ’s true…
The International Dominican Commission for Justice & Peace (IDCJP) met in Geneva and Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland September 28 – October 3, 2017. Duncan MacLaren, a Lay Dominican of Scotland, is a member of this commission.
The 10th Assembly gathered together in Fatima has elected a new council. The members for the next four years are Maro Botica, Felix Hoffmann, Damien McDonnnell, Ludovic Namurois, Vilija Šemetienė. As European member of the International Council (from 2019) the delegates elected Gabriel Silva.
The 10th Assembly gathered together in Fatima has ended. In the chapel with a small ceremony, together with the Sisters, the Dominican Volunteers and representatives of IDYM, the European Lay Dominicans celebrated the handover to the new European Council.
On this Assembly day Sr. Yosé Höhne-Sparborth took us to the war zone of Iraq and analysed the role of Europe in the Middle East. And against this background she asked the question: ‘Preachers of hope: when, where, who and to whom?’ After Mass at the sanctuary of Fatima the Assembly elections were held for the new Council.