ICLDF Meets at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC

ICLDF  Meets  at the Dominican House of  Studies in Washington DC

On June 21-23, 2016, the International Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ICLDF) held annual sessions to work on updates regarding  regional activities , concerns, and challenges affecting Lay Dominican Fraternities(LDF) at the Dominican House of Studies, Province of St. Joseph (Eastern U.S.A.), Washington, D.C..  

A major item on the agenda was the convening of the Third International Congress of Lay Dominicans to take place on October 4-10, 2018 in Fatima, Portugal with the theme, “Our Future: Justice & Peace, and Care of Creation.”  Seven Commissions with respective Chairs will be at work to gather issues and inquiries before the end of December 2016 till June 2017, and after Commission sessions on Congress days, present proposals at the Congress plenary sessions on the following: 

*Government, Rules, and Statutes       
*Prayer and Preaching
*Communications and Structure          
*Justice and Peace & Care of Creation
*Study and Formation                                 
*Relations with the Church & the Dominican Family
*With the LDF Promoters
Present during the ICLDF meeting were; Fr. Rui Carlos Antunes e Almeida Lopes (Promoter General of the Laity); Mr. Hector L. Marquez of Latin America & the Caribbean (Coordinator-President); Mrs. Belen L. Tangco of Asia and the Pacific (Secretary General, 3rdInternational Congress 2018); Mr. Klaus Bornewasser of Europe (International Treasurer); Mr. Joseph Komadina of North America, and; Mr. Felix Foko Fovo of Africa.  The Lay Dominican Provincial Council members of St. Joseph Province welcomed the ICLDF at an evening reception.
The ICLDF appreciates and thanks the Province of St. Joseph, and the Priory of the Immaculate Conception:  Fr. Kenneth Letoile, Prior Provincial; Fr. Luke Clark, Prior; Fr. Joseph Restrick, Subprior;  Fr. Bede Shipps, Provincial Promoter of Lay Dominicans; and, Ms. Marianne T. Jablonski, Provincial President, LDFs for their  warm hospitality and fraternal support in  the successful holding  of the meeting. 


(27 June 2016)