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September 28 - October 1

Dominican Preaching – stress testing in a post-Christian Europe!

English-speaking European Colloquium on Dominican Preaching for Members of the Dominican Family
Köln/Cologne, Germany | 28 September to 1 October, 2022

Is our preaching still relevant for today’s Europe?

We read the following insights of Theologian Christoph Theobald SJ:
“However, the proclamation of the Gospel today is addressed to people who have largely renounced any interest in global visions. They live with fragmentary images of the world and in many cases also under-stand their own life story as a sequence of provisional fragments. This is precisely the problem for faith. In this situation, our rather “objectivistic” and internal church-formed proclamation has a hard time making its credibility plausible. It is now up to our churches to ask the question whether the Christian Catholic understanding of faith in its mediating instances has not given itself a rather strategic-purposeful form in the last decades, which has distanced it more and more from the concrete everyday life of the people.”
(Christoph Theobald, Christentum als Stil. Für ein zeitgemäßes Glau-bensverständnis in Europa (Christianity as a Style. For a Contempo-rary Understanding of Faith in Europe), Freiburg 2018, p.24+33).

His thoughts challenge and encourage us to reflect on the question what it means to be a Dominican Preacher in Europe today. Where and how do we meet people – Christians and not-baptised people? Do we have experiences and questions in common? How is the Catholic Church recognized and accepted in the different countries in Europe?
We would like to work with you on these and a lot more questions at our European Colloquium 2022.

European Colloquium 2022 – Köln/ Cologne

Conference Language

The European Colloquium is an English-speaking conference without translations into other languages.

Conference Center

The colloquium will take place in the conference center of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany.
Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Strasse 1-3, 50668 Köln (Cologne)

Program Highlights


  • Fr. Alain Arnould O.P. Socius of the Master of the Order for Western-Europe and Canada
  • Sr. Margaret Mayce O.P. Coordinator Dominican Sisters International Confederation


  • with participants from different European countries and from all branches of the Dominican Family

Pray & Preach

  • Daily liturgy with short homilies
  • Eucharist at the tomb of St. Albert the Great


  • with up to 50 brothers and sisters from whole Europe Sightseeing in Cologne | Dinner at a Cologne brewery


Conference Fee

The conference fee is 300 EUR for each partici-pant. It includes the accommodation, meals and conference materials.
You will receive the payment information with the registration confirmation.

Travel Information

We will provide detailed travel information with the registration confirmation.

Corona Prevention

We hope to be able to hold the conference without any major restrictions. The local Corona regulations apply, which we will inform about in advance.

Your Registration

Please register online:

Registration Cologne 2022

Registration deadline: 25 July, 2022

Please note:

The conference is limited to 50 participants. It is our concern that all branches of the Dominican Family from many European countries are represented. Therefore, we will send the registration confirmations only immediately after the registration deadline. Thank you for your understanding!
Any questions? dpn@dpnop.org


September 28
October 1
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Dominican Preaching Network
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Conference center of the Archdiocese of Cologne
Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Strasse 1-3
Köln (Cologne), 50668 Germany
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