How to give hope today? How – living in the school of St Dominic – can we help people we meet every day? Do we really need to go to the world’s end to preach the Gospel? In the ‘Chain of preachers of hope’ the Lay Dominicans of the province of Poland are telling us five stories of hope.
The new official Rosary web site for the Dominican Order sees the light of day! Fr. Louis-Marie Ariňo-Durand OP, the General Promoter of the Rosary, tells:
A chain of preachers of hope : If you need, feel free to call me any time of the day or night to pray!
Radoslava Chernukha was a remarkable woman, who meant a lot to many people in Ukraine. She worked as construction and design engineer in Aircraft company and she was a Lay Dominican. In the ‘Chain of preachers of hope’ the Lay Dominicans from the Province of Russia and Ukraine commemorate her and share her story with all their brothers and sisters in Europe.
The Dominicans celebrate this year their 800-year jubilee. After starting in Spain with Dominic de Guzman, the Order developed until it became a worldwide organisation of brethren, nuns, sisters and laypersons. What does it mean being a member of a worldwide order? What does it mean to be a world citizen? That’s the subject of my interview with Leny Beemer. She is a lay Dominican and after being president for 8 years of the Dutch Dominican Lay Fraternity, she went international. Now she is president of the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities.
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 European Council of Lay Dominicans wishes to all their Dominican sisters and brothers: a blessed and joyful Easter.
The Dominican Laity in Rome are in the centre of the 800-year Jubilee of the Order. How are they celebrating this special year? Lay Dominican Edoardo Mattei reports for us.
Although this website of the ECLDF is primarily a European website, sometimes it is good to take a look across the borders. For the 800-year Jubilee the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great in the United States (one of the four American Provinces, covering the states of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) wrote 52 short articles, which are free to use, e.g. in parish magazines. Below is a sample and a link to the inserts.
With this story about Gabrielius Edvinas Klimenka OP, Lay Dominican and theologian, the Vicariate of Lithuania, Latvia (Letonia) and Estonia is extending its hand towards deeper unity in the mission of preaching. They especially share this story with the Ukrainian and Russian Dominicans.
As a part of the Jubilee Year a Dominican cultural soirée was organized in Malta. Lay Dominican James Souness was singing in one of the choirs and sent us a short account of this evening.