Saint Dominic’s European Lay Fraternities are celebrating the 800-year Jubilee of the Order with a chain of Preachers of Hope. From Malta two contributions: a call on Lay Dominican Councils and a reflection on Hope.
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.
Every morning the Assembly in Bologna starts with a morning prayer. Pray with us now the new European Council for Lay Dominican Fraternities will be choosen today.
The lay Dominicans from Warsaw invited representatives of the Dominican Family for the common celebration. The occasion for the meeting was the peregrination of the image of St. Dominic through the European provinces of the Order of Preachers, as part of the year dedicated to lay Dominicans.
‘We are on a pilgrimage and in this pilgrimage we join in common prayer with all the Lay Dominicans in Europe’: This is what the Dutch Lay Dominican Fraternity say to their brothers and sisters. A Dutch Lay Dominican tells his experience.
Dominic was the first itinerant preacher of the dominican Order, characterised by evangelical itinerancy, incarnated in imitating the apostels.
On 8 April 2012, for personal reasons, Jacinta O’Donnell resigned from the European Council. In accordance with paragraph 1.A.7 of the Statutes, her place has been taken by Eva Zúdorová.
A short presentation by members of ECLDF
26 and 27 August 2011, at the Priory of the Annunciation in Paris, first meeting of the new European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities elected at Caleruega on 30 May by the European Assembly
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).