European Lay Dominicans share their experiences of preaching in their work environment, with family, in the parish or local community. You can read the articles in English, French or Spanish. Enjoy reading the Lay Dominicans Blog!
The Dominicans belong to the Order of Preachers - Ordo Praedicatorum - within the Roman Catholic Church. We’re gathered as a worldwide family of preachers by the special mission of our founder Saint Dominic, who was born around 1170.
Our common vocation is lived out in a variety of states of life: as friars, cloistered nuns, apostolic sisters and many different groups of lay people. In the spirit and charism of Saint Dominic we Lay Dominicans share his apostolic mission by study, prayer, community and preaching, in ways that are in keeping with our state as members of the laity.
Lay men and women were already aggregated to the order in the late 13th century, with a rule, approved by the Master of the Order and suited to their way of life. We are now organized in groups called ‘Fraternities’ or ‘Chapters’. Professed Lay Dominicans are full members of the Order and we make our profession by a solemn promise. Read more at OP.org about our missions …
European Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities
The ECLDF is elected at the European Assembly of Lay Dominican Fraternities, which meets every three years. The assembly gathers representatives from European Union countries as well as Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Read more about ECLDF …
The editors of Laicatus Praedicans
In 2008 we started Laicatus Praedicans to share Lay Dominican preaching experiences. We would be happy if would like to you send your contribution for consideration; read how …
The editorial committee works under the responsibility of the ECLDF:
Jean Michel Solente, Province of France
Ruth Anne Henderson, Province of Saint Dominic in North Italy
Karin Bornhijm, webmaster, Province of the Netherlands
David Michael Kammler, Promoter General of the Dominican Laity, Curia Generalizia Rome
At this time there are 2 vacancies on the editorial team to read and judge submitted articles. You should be able to read english. The translations and the technical administration of the website will be done by the others.
We are also looking for a Spanish translator in our team. If you would like to join us, please let us know and send us an email!