Caleruega, Spain, 26 – 31 May 2011 TODAY’S DOMINICAN LAITY : DRAWING FROM THE WELL OF ST. DOMINIC Part 1 – List of participants – Electoral body – Programme – Record of events at the European Assembly in Caleruega – Table of annexes Part 2 – Annex Ih: English translation from Latin of the Rule…
Presentations held at the 5th European Assembly of the Lay Dominican Fraternities in Fognano, Italy, 21-27 May 2001 (Parts of the Fognano Acts) Foreword – Patricia Robinson; Report of President – Patricia Robinson Introductory talk by the president – Patricia Robinson Letter nº1 of the Master of the Order – Fr. Timothy Radcliffe Letter nº2…
It is the task of every preacher, indeed of every believer, to instruct people in order to bring them to the faith. (Summa Theologica, 72, 4 ad 3)
It is also a part of the [lay]Dominican vocation to promote the unity of Christians and dialogue with non-Christians and unbelievers. (Rule of the Lay Dominican Fraternities, n°12b)
ANNOUNCING CHRIST TO THOSE FAR OFF IN ORDER TO CONFIRM THE CHARISM OF THE ORDER
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.