The 10th Assembly gathered together in Fatima has ended. In the chapel with a small ceremony, together with the Sisters, the Dominican Volunteers and representatives of IDYM, the European Lay Dominicans celebrated the handover to the new European Council.
I am living in a German metropolis in close neighbourhood to an old people’s home. Since my retirement as a museum teacher, I have had the opportunity to bring the elderly persons living there a little bit more colour into the often monotonous grey of their everyday life. Simple objects from nature, such as a…
With the church bells ringing a new day in Fatima starts. After breakfast and Lauds we go to the Assembly room, our epic centre for the next days. While we are singing the Jubilee song, we enter this room and on the ground there is a huge rosary. and we gather around it. By lighting a candle Leny Beemer, the President of the ECLDF, opens the Assembly.
Ravaged by years of war and political instability, the Democratic Republic of Congo is today one of the poorest countries in the world. There is a striking contrast between this poverty and the immense wealth the country possesses.
From 17 – 21 January 2017 an international congress was held on the mission of the Order of Preachers to close the Order’s eighth centenary. More than 600 Dominicans, friars, nuns, sisters and lay Dominicans from all over the world came to Rome for this special congress.
For all those who want to pay their contributions/ donations (1,5 €uros by person/year), over ECLDF Bank-Account we would like to repeat the account-number: PAX Bank e. G. Von-Werth-Straße 25 – 27 50670 Cologne Germany IBAN (International Bankaccount-Number): DE 32370601936004194010 BIC: GENODED 1 PAX And please do not forget to write the purpose: «Contribution/ Donation…
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.
Dominic was the first itinerant preacher of the dominican Order, characterised by evangelical itinerancy, incarnated in imitating the apostels.
«I really enjoyed every minute of it!» says a Norwegian participant about the Dacia meeting for lay dominicans which took place in Oslo November 6 – 9, 2009. People had travelled from Finland, Sweden – and Rome, to take part in the meeting. Saint Dominic’s preaching of grace was the main theme, but an important discussion also took place about the value of lay people’s consecration in the Order.
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…