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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.