Ongoing Formation for Lay Dominicans

Most chapters/fraternities of Lay Dominicans have elderly or disabled members who are unable to attend the meetings.  As part of our ongoing formation we have a responsibility for those members in this category who wish to remain connected with the Order and with their chapter/fraternity.  Our concern for and kindness to these members is a very important part of our life of preaching, prayer and community.  Our community life is tenuous in comparison to the Friars or Sisters but it is still a valid part of our Dominican commitment. Others will see how we care for our elderly/disabled members and this is preaching in action.

ECLDF President’s letter to the provinces

ecdlf2004November 2004

Dear brothers and sisters in holy Dominic,

The first and constitutional meeting of ECLDF that was elected in Walberberg took place from 30 September to 3 October 2004. I am writing to inform you about our most important discussions and the decisions taken.

Present were Nikolett Muranyi from Hungary, Eva Kameniarova from Slovakia, Chantal Soligny (France), Robert Kopfmüller Knabe (Germany), Patricia Robinson (United Kingdom) and fr. Jerry StookeyOP (Rome). Tomas Machula (Czech Republic) was absent due to illness.

The results of the election of officers are as follows: