On August 6th 1221 St. Dominic died in Bologna. Only thirteen years later he was canonized. His feast day is on August 8th and the whole Order worldwide celebrates this feast. That’s why the European Council of the Lay Dominican Fraternities is sending a greeting to all their sisters and brothers.
Dear sisters and brothers in St. Dominic,
In a few days, on 8th of August, we will celebrate the feast of St. Dominic.
As a Dominican nun of Beaufort once said about this image by Matisse:
“I love this image, because it shows me, how St. Dominic wanted us to follow him in our own way. The image gives only the basic lines of who he was so that we can fill the image with our personal Dominican vocation in our current situation and time.”
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities wishes to all of you that you may be able to follow the mission of St. Dominic as preachers of hope, just as you are and where you are.
Leny Beemer- de Vos