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
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.
On the website ‘The Word’ you will find a daily dose of Dominican preaching from members of the whole Dominican family. Lay Dominican Ruth Anne Henderson, O.P. contributes to this way of preaching regular.
The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities writes to all Dominican sisters and brothers: May the Earth during Bethlehem’s night become silent before the ONE who is coming and who is Neum Adonai – the whisper of Lord, the Word of the Father.
The European Council for Lay Dominican Fraternities has produced these Acts of the Fifth Assembly of the delegates of the Lay Dominican Fraternities of Europe. This was the first Assembly organized by an elected Council of Lay Dominicans, and as with so many other organizations, it proved to be a great challenge and beset with…
The ECLDF Assembly 2011 in Caleruega gave to the new council the assignment to give attention to the urgent question of how to organize and improve the formation of Dominican Lay Fraternities in Europe. The final Formation Report for the ECLDF Assembly 2014 in Bologna gives an overview of the various contents, forms and methods of initial and ongoing formation, together with references to some literature.
1- In 2010 the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) met twice: first inSzczecin, in the north of Poland, from 15 to 18 April, then in Caleruega, Spain, from 11 to 14 November.
My dear brothers and sisters,
At the time when you are holding your assembly, I am happy to send you through the good offices of Br. David Kammler my most brotherly greetings and I assure you of my communion in the action of grace and prayer, asking God to give you the strength and joy of the Holy Spirit, inspiring the directions you will take together for the life and mission of the Lay Dominican Fraternities in Europe.
During the Year of the Jubilee the Lay Dominicans of Hungarian prepared and published the booklet of ‘The Fundamental Documents for Saint Dominic’s Hungarian Lay Dominican Fraternities’.
Between April 21 and 23 fr. Rui Carlos Lopes, the Promoter General for Laity, was in Malta to attend the provincial chapter of the Lay Dominicans Fraternities of Malta. A report from the Maltese Lay Dominican James Souness.