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.
On the website ‘The Word’ you will find a daily dose of Dominican preaching from members of the whole Dominican family. Lay Dominican Ruth Anne Henderson, O.P. contributes to this way of preaching regular.
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.
Duncan MacLaren, of the Glasgow Lay Dominicans, is a member of the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace in Geneva. At the end of September there will be a meeting of this commission and Duncan needs to make report for this meeting. With this message he asks for the help of all the European fraternities:
Why be a Lay Dominican when I can become a Lay Cistercian, Secular Franciscan, Carmelite, or a Benedictine Oblate? Even Alcoholics Anonymous offers a Spiritual AA. Mrs. Faith Flaherty of the Lay Fraternities in the province of St. Joseph (USA) explains:
On August 6th 1221 St. Dominic died in Bologna. Only thirteen years later he was canonized. His feast day is on August 8th and the whole Order worldwide celebrates this feast. That’s why the European Council of the Lay Dominican Fraternities is sending a greeting to all their sisters and brothers.
In this letter of the Master of the Order, Bruno Cadoré invites the whole Order to engage in the preparatory dynamics of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “young people, the faith and vocational discernment”. Pope Francis has convened this Synod of Bishops, which will take place in October 2018.
The Hungarian Lay Dominican fraternities had their national assembly on 13 May in Budapest, in the former Dominican church that is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. Not every fraternity could send a representative because of the many other program of the feast of Fatima. Lay Dominican Nikolett Murányi made a chronicle.
Between April 21 and 23 fr. Rui Carlos Lopes, the Promoter General for Laity, was in Malta to attend the provincial chapter of the Lay Dominicans Fraternities of Malta. A report from the Maltese Lay Dominican James Souness.
The ECLDF came together in Fatima in May 2017 to make further preparations for the 10th ECLDF Assembly this October in Fatima. We did this with the wonderful help of the Portuguese Lay Dominicans Gabriel Silva and his wife Cristina Busto.