As a Dominican you can be called for some missionary work in quite unexpected places. The following story took place in a barbershop in Breda, a city in the Netherlands. The hairdresser took care of the increasingly greying hair of a Lay Dominican. During a Dominican celebration he told us the following story: After the…
The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis gives Dominicans across the globe a double occasion to make 2016 a really special year.
Yes, because as Fr Vivian Boland OP, Vicar of the Master of the Dominican Order told Vatican Radio, members of the Order were preparing to mark 800 years since its foundation when Francis’ announcement took them by surprise…
A remarkable meeting of all branches of the Dominican Family took place in Salamanca from 1st to 5th September in this, the Order’s 800th Jubilee year, to “reflect on how our Dominican Family can renew its mission through the promotion and defence of human rights”.
From Damien McDonnell:
Dear brothers and sisters in Saint Dominic, I pray my greeting finds you well and filled with the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This is an account of the last meeting of the ECLDF, which took place
in Bratislava, Slovakia between 12-15 October.
Please find below the short summary of the meeting of the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities held in Walberberg, Germany between April 12th – 15th 2007.
Participated: Chantal Soligny, Eva Kameniarova, Gabriel Silva, Nikolett Muranyi, Patricia Kelly ICLDF and Fr. David Kammler OP.
1. 3RD ECLDF MEETING (8TH – 11TH NOVEMBER 2012) IN ESTAVAYER LE LAC, SWITZERLAND
ECLDF team traveled for its 3rd meeting to Switzerland. Once at the airport in Geneva, we were warmly welcomed by Swiss Lay Dominicans Evelyn von Steffens and Anne Marie, who together with other Lay Dominicans took care for an organization of our travel from Geneva to Yverdon and then to Monastery in Estavayer le Lac. In the Monastery we met with Fr. Bernard Bonvin, OP and nuns, including the Prioress, Sr. Marie.
Our 1st year activity
Each of us has got e-mail access. We keep in touch by it and we also regularly meet. A meeting lasts for a weekend. Council meetings were held in Bratislava (Slovakia) in October 2001 (present: 2 members and fr. Jerry), in Budapest (Hungary) in March 2002 (present: 4 members and fr. Jerry) and in Walberberg (Germany) in June 2002 (present: 4 members, fr. Jerry, Klaus Bornewasser and fr. David Kammler).
French version, Spanish version & Video below. The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) met from 24 to 31 July at the Convent of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Split (Croatia). Croatia was chosen because of our desire to make contact with lay Dominicans there, who have started the process of creating a formal…