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.
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.
‘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.
It is now possible to register for the Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities in Bologna from 21 to 26 May 2014 for delegates and for observers. Here you will find all the registration and authorisation forms. Please read them carefully!
On the way to the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order, for the year 2014 the chosen theme of the novena is: “Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions: The Dominican laity and preaching” (Joel 3:1). At the opening of this year the Master sends a letter to all the brothers and sisters of the Order.
In November 2013 the European Council send the following convocation of the next European Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities to all the provinces and vicariates in Europe. It’s the invitation for the assembly.
At the end of this message you will find this letter in pfd in English and French.
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1. 3RD ECLDF MEETING (8TH – 11TH NOVEMBER 2012) IN ESTAVAYER LE LAC, SWITZERLAND
ECLDF team traveled for its 3rd meeting to Switzerland. Once at the airport in Geneva, we were warmly welcomed by Swiss Lay Dominicans Evelyn von Steffens and Anne Marie, who together with other Lay Dominicans took care for an organization of our travel from Geneva to Yverdon and then to Monastery in Estavayer le Lac. In the Monastery we met with Fr. Bernard Bonvin, OP and nuns, including the Prioress, Sr. Marie.