The local Fraternity of St. Mary Magdalene and the Formation Commission of Lay Dominican Fraternities in Slovakia are pleased to invite you for a Jubilee Formation meeting. The meeting will be held from 13th to 15th May in Terchová, Slovakia.
The Rule of the Lay Fraternities of St Dominic
The Newly Revised Rule for Domican Laity
Approved by the
Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes (1987)
STATUTES OF FRATERNITIES OF LAY DOMINICANS
On the 6th of April it is the 116th birthday of Pier Giorgio and everybody is invited to unite in a prayer together at the same time (between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.), in a bond with Blessed Pier Giorgio.
French and Spanish version below.
The Rosary is simple enough for children and strong enough for Doctors of the Church! Join at 9 p.m. your local time on April 29.
In 2018 and 2019 the Dominican family supported projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in India during the period of the Advent. A report of the results from the International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace (IDCJP).
Lay Dominican Anna Marija Edith Foss of the Fraternity in Oslo, Norway, has participated extensively in voluntary rescue work for refugees in Lesbos, Athens and Kos in Greece. In December 2015 she was joined by Br Haavard Simon Nilsen OP. Here are some of their own pictures with comments by Anna Marija on the rescue work at Lesbos, during 21th December 2015 – 4th January 2016.
At the last European Assembly in Slovakia in 2008 it was proposed that the European Dominican laity make use of modern technology by launching a lay preaching website to publish stories of fruitful use of our opportunities to preach the Good News by word, gesture and example. The Assembly appointed a team of four – three lay Dominicans and the Promoter General – to manage this new initiative. The lay members were chosen not least because they are all in one way or another professionals with words: they are a couple from Brussels, Guido Van Damme, who is a journalist; Bénédicte Van Damme, his wife, who is a translator; and me, Ruth Anne Henderson, a Scot living in Italy, an academic in the field of English language studies. It is useful too that we are each fluent in at least two languages and competent in at least one more.
1. I began as the friars’ first Promoter General of the Dominican Laity in September, 1999, in response to the General Chapter of Bologna, 1998.
2. The initial stage primarily involved establfshing the new promoter’s office at Santa Sabina (orientation, job description, goals, budget, fundraising, and files), and more importantly, beginning to meet the many lay Dominican entities in the world.
3. According to the Bologna Chapter, Acts No. 171, it was recommended that this Promoter General would preferably be a lay person, and would do the following tasks:
The creation of the European Council took place in Vienna in 1998 by the wish and approval of the Provincial Presidents, the Representatives and Promoters of the provinces. The aim of this Council was to create from the richness of our diversity a common voice for Europe.