The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and joyful Easter!
The Province of St. Albert the Great of Southern Germany and Austria, founded in 1939, has been called a “young Province”, which it undoubtedly is by Dominican standards. A report from the Laity in this Province.
On April 1st fr. Rui Carlos Lopes, the Promoter General for Laity, held a lecture on “The origins of the Lay Dominican Rule” at the Mater Ecclesiae, the Advanced Institute of Religious Studies (ISSR). This institute is linked to the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. This is the transcript of the first part of the lecture.
On the 6th of April it is the 116th birthday of Pier Giorgio and everybody is invited to unite in a prayer together at the same time (between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.), in a bond with Blessed Pier Giorgio.
On April 21-22 2017 the province of Hispania (Spain) is organizing the First International Conference on Religious Marketing. This conference fills a gap that was felt in the Church and mixes 3 passions: Creativity + Marketing + Church to create the first Congress of Religious Marketing.
Giorgio La Pira (1904-1977) was a member of the Dominican Laity and the mayor of Florence in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a tireless crusader for the poor and, more to the point, used his status as mayor as a launching pad for engagement with global issues.
During the Year of the Jubilee the Lay Dominicans of Hungarian prepared and published the booklet of ‘The Fundamental Documents for Saint Dominic’s Hungarian Lay Dominican Fraternities’.
Amongst the various causes that the General Postulation of the Order has in progress, there is a unique one, that of Elisabeth Leseur (16th October 1866 – 3rd May 1914).
In the highly-secularized society of the Netherlands God sometimes seems far away. But Roy, Kees and Aart – as believers and as lay Dominicans – in this society are seeing traces of God and how Christ is working in the lives of people.
From 17 – 21 January 2017 an international congress was held on the mission of the Order of Preachers to close the Order’s eighth centenary. More than 600 Dominicans, friars, nuns, sisters and lay Dominicans from all over the world came to Rome for this special congress.