In the General Chapter of Bologna held earlier this year, Dominican Provincials from around the world gathered. At the end of the Chapter they write the “Acts of the Chapter.” Some exciting news comes in the Prologue to the Acts!
The emphasis on being “sent to preach” has been directed to the friars and the sisters of the Order of Preachers in past years. This year the Chapter addresses “the whole Dominican family!” That includes you and me. We are sent to preach the Gospel to the men and women of our time with a vitality that is ever new.” This call demands of us the development of a “friendship with God and with the world” which makes “a more positive preaching possible because it discovers the grace of God in those who surround us.”
How will we, members of lay Dominican communities prepare for the challenge? Will we accept the mission?
You are invited to gather in Houston, Texas for a preaching workshop for lay people, February 17-20, 2017. See your letter of invitation from fr Brian J Pierce, OP, Promoter of the Laity in the Southern Province in this issue of Luminaria. Get your Bible! We will meet on the road to Houston! Only 8 spots remaining – sign up today.
The cost for the workshop is $275 which includes lodging, all meals, and all retreat materials. To register, either complete the form through EventBrite to pay by credit card OR email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions to pay by check.
Questions. Please email Sally Orcutt, OP at email@example.com