Veuillez trouver la version française du texte ci-après. Trust – The very core of faith Gn 2, 7-9 ; 3, 1-7a – Rm 5, 12-19 – Mt 4, 1-11 What type of fuel does your spiritual engine run on ? Mine runs on diesel. It is fond of smooth starts and a slow increase in…
A first step into Lent
Moving pictures helping you to move into lent. Enjoy this first contribution of our lentseries.
This novena on the occasion of the extraordinary missionary month is created to give the lay Dominicans in Europe the chance to perceive missionary projects of the order of preachers. These projects are run or supported by our lay Dominican brothers and sisters. As a novena it is also the chance to pray for more…
I have never been a “prayer warrior”. On the contrary, I have always excelled more in practical issues than in kneeling before the altar. However, some years ago, when my sister and long-time close friend from the Fraternity confided to me about her concerns.
Please, pray with us that the Assembly will fortify our mission in the Order as Lay Dominicans of Europe and will also fortify our fraternal connections.
For each day of the Jubilee Year of the Order, that is November 7 2015 – January 21 2017, there is a lectio divina on the Order’s website (www.op.org). This lectio divina is prepared by friars, sisters and lay Dominicans all over the world.
The Order of Preachers is preparing for the Jubilee celebration in 2016 on the occasion of the 800 years of its approval. Prayer is essential to enter into the dynamics of renewal and conversion to which the Jubilee celebration calls us. For this reason, as Lay Dominicans we join in the praying of the Jubilee prayer together with all the Dominican family.
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…
For me, being a Dominican is being a theologian. And being a theologian for me was incomplete without being a Dominican. Of course it is possible to be a lay Dominican without being a professional theologian, and of course it is possible to be a theologian without being a lay Dominican, but for me personally both a very closely connected.
On 24 October 2009 the Dominican Lay Community in The Netherlands (DLN) celebrated its tenth anniversary. Lay Dominican Jan van Hooydonk offers a personal reflection: the foundation has been laid.
One of my bookshelves still exhibits the beautiful congratulation card sent by our Dominican sisters of ‘Voorschoten’ to each of the nineteen people who, on 24 October 1999, were the first to take their profession as members of the Dominican Lay Community in The Netherlands. The card has a text from St.John’s gospel (15,16): “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last”. Ten years later I can say with deep conviction: so far the journey has proved more than worth the effort, it has borne rich fruit. Rich fruit – first of all – for me personally, but also within the larger Dominican movement.