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.
Every other week our Lay Dominican fraternity “Lacordaire” meets in the rooms of the monastery and parish of St. Paulus in Berlin Moabit. Our eyes are turned to the photograph of Mrs. Witte. She greets us, friendly and self confident, always giving us some new hope. We’d like to share her story – a story of hope really – with you.
For three years, at the Dominican Monastery of Santa Maria della Neve e S. Domenico, the Dominican Movement of Families (DMF) has organized seminars for families, focused on the nine chapters of the letter of Pope Francis ‘Amoris Laetitia’. The meetings will be animated by a married couple, a nun, a sister and a friar.
In November, at the request of Br Rui Carlos Lopes, our Promoter General, a new website was launched: Fraternities OP (fraternitiesop.com).
On the occasion of its 800 years, the Dominican Order invites you to participate in a competition. Form your team and shoot a three minute video on the diversity of the missions of the Dominican family (brothers, sisters, lay people,…).
On their visits to Norway and France, the Council members learned the wonderful history of a Vicariate and a Province. This Newsletter gives their impressions of their visits.