New perspectives on early Lay Dominicans

The Dominican school of philosophy & theology (DSPT) organizes on November 17 an event on new perspectives on early Lay Dominicans. It gives a changing understanding of the black penitents and Dominican Third Order in the Middle Ages. This event is free and open to all via Livestream and starts at 7:30 pm. Gather your fraternity to celebrate the 800th Jubilee by watching this event live. You can participate in the conversation via Livestream chat.

New Council

In it’s first meeting, in Paris, 26-27 August, the members of ECLDF made their elections.

Officers as follows: President, Ruth Anne Henderson,(Italy);

Secretary, Jean Michel Solente, (France);

Treasurer, José A. Muñoz Mata, (Spain);

Formation Officer, Leny Beemer, (The Netherlands).

Communications Officer, Jacinta O Donnell, (Ireland).

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Mise au concours – Chaire de théologie dogmatique (langue française) – Fribourg

Chers frères, chères sœurs, Je vous envoie ici la mise au concours de la chaire de théologie dogmatique (langue française) à la Faculté de Fribourg, Suisse. La spécialisation demandée pour cette chaire c’est: théologie des sacrements et ecclésiologie (c’est-à-dire au moins l’un de ces deux domaines). Les dossiers de candidature doivent être envoyés au doyen…

Messengers?

Introduction

As a Glasgow Lay Dominican, I take a vow to the Order every three years. The last time was in St Dominic’s cell in Santa Sabina in front of the Master, Timothy Radcliffe, apart from anything else, an old friend. For some reason, I was bit nervous and said solemnly: I renew my vow for three days! Timothy bent down and said: That’s not much of a commitment, Duncan.

Messengers!?

This title is provoking and it puts forth a question, a call, which takes into account the doubts; it is a cry hoping to be heard. We chose it because we think it summarizes well our situation as Dominican Laity today. We are members of the “Order of Preachers”, called to witness. But how do we hear the Word of God we ought to convey to others, and how do we bring others to understand that it makes us live? To proclaim the Gospel or to not proclaim it, that is the question. And we may condense this in an English catchphrase: “To preach or not to preach, that is the question”.