The Laity has always been part of the Dominican Family and they exist in different parts of the world under different fraternities. They cooperate with the rest of the Family in carrying out the preaching mission of the Order while still living with their families and doing their private jobs. They are aggregated to the Order by adopting a Rule of Life approved by the Master of the Order and making a promise to live by that Rule. suited to their circumstances.
They have as their vocation to radiate the presence of Christ in the midst of the peoples so that the divine message of salvation be known and accepted everywhere by the whole of humankind. (Rule of the Lay Fraternities of St Dominic)
The members of the Dominican Laity European Council gathered recently (10-12 May, 2013) at Santa Sabina for their annual meeting. Present at the meeting were; Klaus Bornewasser (Germany), Jos Munoz (Spain), Leny de Beemer (Netherlands), Ruth Anne Henderson (Italy), Eva Zodurova (Slovakia) and Jean-Michel and Miho Solente (France). They were in the company of the Promoter General for the Laity, fr David Kammler. The Council deliberated on current challenges and plans for the future.
During their meeting, they had some time to share with the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador on some pertinent common issues in the Order.
(14 May 2013)