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.

New perspectives on early Lay Dominicans

The Dominican school of philosophy & theology (DSPT) organizes on November 17 an event on new perspectives on early Lay Dominicans. It gives a changing understanding of the black penitents and Dominican Third Order in the Middle Ages. This event is free and open to all via Livestream and starts at 7:30 pm. Gather your fraternity to celebrate the 800th Jubilee by watching this event live. You can participate in the conversation via Livestream chat.

New Council

In it’s first meeting, in Paris, 26-27 August, the members of ECLDF made their elections.

Officers as follows: President, Ruth Anne Henderson,(Italy);

Secretary, Jean Michel Solente, (France);

Treasurer, José A. Muñoz Mata, (Spain);

Formation Officer, Leny Beemer, (The Netherlands).

Communications Officer, Jacinta O Donnell, (Ireland).