The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and joyful Easter!
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…
In October 2014 the new Council of the European Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) gathered together for the first time. Now the new Council has published their first Newsletter and it is worthwhile to read it!
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: A blessed and merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
On October 3rd and 4th the new European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) gathered together for the first time in Huissen (The Netherlands). The priory of the friars here is one of the places nominated for the next Assembly.
Although spread over Europe and living our lives at our own places, we keep on praying together. This time we use the morning prayer of José A. Muñoz Mata, which he made for the European Assembly in Bologna last May.
The European council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECDLF) appeals to the Dominican lay fraternities to make a concrete and active commitment in welcoming Iraqi refugee families and responding to the various calls of the threatened populations.
This urgent call is initiated by the chapter of the French Dominican laity, which took place from the 22nd to the 25th of August. There were almost 700 Dominican lay brothers and sisters in Iraq and their situation is particularly complex and difficult.
Pilgrimage takes many forms and variations; it is oriented to a goal at the end of which we anticipate the result of our journey. In the context of the forthcoming Great Jubilee of the Dominican Order, this year is devoted to the topic Lay Dominicans and preaching. And as preaching is associated with pilgrimage, the European Council of Lay Dominican fraternities came up with the idea of the Pilgrim Image of St. Dominic travelling from country to country across Europe.
Here is the list of lay Dominican provinces and vicariates which have confirmed their participation:
Austria, Belgium-south, Bulgaria, Croatia, Dacia (Norway), France (Province of France and Province of Toulouse), Belgium-Flanders, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (north and south), Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain (Province of Spain and Province of Aragon), Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.