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ECLDF 2022-2026

Approval of the President of the European Council of LDF and his Council

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Dear brothers and sisters:

Getting in touch with all of you is, on this occasion, a double reason for joy: it is my first contact with all of you as European Communication Officer and, on the other hand, to inform you of the approval of the election of Mr. Sébastien Milazzo OP as the new President of the ECLDF.

United in prayer and vocation.

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EALDF - Vilnius 2022 - Official photo

“Europe – land of Missions”

Was the theme of the 11th European Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities in Vilnius, Lithuania. More than 50 participants from all over Europe met from 12th to 17th of August 2022. Participants who arrived on August 12th joined in walking part of the Vilnius, Calvary Way of the Cross, in prayer and were given some historical information regarding “the way”. 

The official opening was Holy Mass on Saturday with Auxiliary Bishop Darius Trijonis (Vilnius).  Following this the assembly began with words of welcome from Damien McDonnell OP (president of ECLDF) and Rita Paulukeviciute OP (president of the lay dominican fraternities in Lithuania). The master general of the order sent words of greetings and was represented by fr. Alain Arnould OP (Socious for Europe and Canada), fr Alain spoke to the assembly and encouraged us that “We need to walk together, to work together …” as an order with different branches. After fr Juan Ubaldo Lopez OP (promotor general for lay Dominicans) addressed the assembly. 

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Saint Anne's Church Vilnius

Assembly 2022 : Information letter

EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF LAY DOMINICAN FRATERNITIES
CONSEIL EUROPEEN DES FRATERNITES LAIQUES DOMINICAINES
CONSEJO EUROPEO DE LAS FRATERNIDADES LAICAS DOMINICAS

15th April, 2022

Dear brothers and sisters in St Dominic,

You will hopefully have received our letter of 23rd February last, informing you of the convocation of the 11th European Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities, which will take place from 12th to 17th August 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania, the theme of our Assembly is Europe – Land of Missions. The guest speaker for the Assembly is fr Thomas Eggensperger.

Below you will see a brief outline of the programme for the Assembly,

  • 12th August : Arrival of Delegates
  • 13th August : Welcome and opening Mass
  • 14th August : Plenary sessions, workshops
  • 15th August : Plenary session, nomination/introduction to ECLDF candidates, sightseeing trip
  • 16th August : Plenary session, tractatus, election, new and old council meeting
  • 17th August : Closing Mass, blessing and farewell

A full programme will issue to delegates prior to the Assembly.

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Intérieur de l'Église Saint-Jacques-et-Saint-Philippe de Vilnius

11th European Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities

EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF LAY DOMINICAN FRATERNITIES
CONSEIL EUROPEEN DES FRATERNITES LAIQUES DOMINICAINES
CONSEJO EUROPEO DE LAS FRATERNIDADES LAICAS DOMINICAS

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23rd February, 2022

Dear brothers and sisters in St Dominic,

On behalf of the European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ECLDF) and the Lay Dominican Fraternities of Lithuania please be advised that;

the 11th European Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities,
will take place from
12th to 17th August 2022 in Vilnius, Lithuania,
the theme of our Assembly is

Europe – Land of Missions

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Prayer for peace in Ukraine

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The European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities has heard the horrific news coming from the Ukraine and indeed feel the palpable tension in Eastern Europe. Our thoughts and love are with our sisters and brothers affected by these alarming events. Immediately and with vigour we turn in prayer to our Protector, our Lord and Saviour, Lord of Peace and of Love.

As a community of Preachers, as a family of believers let us join, and invite others to join with us in praying for peace. We ask our father Dominic to intercede to God our Father for peace.

We would be grateful if you can share this prayer far and wide, together let us shower Heaven with our prayers for Peace.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us and the whole world.

  • Sign of the cross
  • Credo
  • 7 groups of :
    • Our Father
    • Hail Mary
    • Glory to the father
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