We’ve never had any children of our own, so we opened our home over the years to young people with family problems: we talked to them, listened to them and prayed with them, and over a period of many years we found many “sons and daughters” in this way. Now we are elderly and our “children”…
Over a number of years I was asked to preach in the church close to my workplace on Family Sunday (the Sunday after Christmas Day). Because I worked with these families as a nurse and they often shared their worries and troubles with me, I knew them quite well and I knew their needs. Some…
Please find enclosed the communiqué of the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities on the occasion of the death of Fr. Elie-Pascal Epinoux from cancer, aged 50. He was the provincial promoter for lay Dominican fraternities for the province of Toulouse and an outstanding historian of the Order. Letter in english Vous trouverez ci-joint le…
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.
ACTS OF THE 7TH EUROPEAN ASSEMBLY
OF LAY DOMINICAN FRATERNITIES
TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE, SLOVAKIA
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This is an account of the last meeting of the ECLDF, which took place
in Bratislava, Slovakia between 12-15 October.