In 2016 we are calling all to a new International Meeting of IDYM. For this occasion, and because of the Jubilee, we will meet in the Dominican places where the Order of Preachers was founded: Fanjeaux, Prouilhe, Toulouse, Montreal, Carcassonne. These are the places Saint Dominic trod, where he evangelized, and where he felt the need to organize the Holy Preaching, to which he devoted his life.
Following in his footsteps, we will come to know the places and the history of our origins, especially the motivations behind and the essence of the Dominican charism. This will allow us to grow in this charism and make it known to others.
We will share what unites us as young Dominicans, enjoy getting to know other cultures and experience different ways of being Church together. It will also be a unique opportunity to meet other young people and become friends create fellowship with people from the 5 continents.
Meeting dates and Assembly
Meeting dates are from July 16-21, 2016:
- 16: Arrival
- 21: Departure
During the meeting we will visit Fanjeaux, Prouilhe, Toulouse, Carcassonne and discover the most important Dominican places in France and their cultural and artistic heritage, not to mention the nature and beautiful landscapes. We’re sure they will amaze you.
The dates of the Assembly are from July 21-24, 2016:
- 21: Start Date
- 24: Departure
Cost and including
The total cost is €180 per person. The cost includes accommodations, meals, travel between sites, admission tickets and translators during the meeting. It also includes the costs for participation of the representatives the Assembly, so the representatives do not need to pay an additional cost to participate in the Assembly itself. The pre- and post-Assembly meeting and days are not covered in this cost for those representatives.
Participants wishing to stay in Toulouse during the Assembly can at an additional cost is €17/day including accommodations and meals.
Who is the International Meeting for?
Participation is open to all members of the Dominican Youth Movement 18 years or older. Also invited are any nearby Dominican youth groups or movements, even if they don’t belong to DYM. We also welcome those groups and their leaders, who want to learn more about the IDYM. Religious and laity advisors are also invited to participate.
The Assembly officially calls for 2 representatives per country, province or movement (depending on each case) that is part of IDYM.
Representatives from Dominican youth movements which are still not officially part of IDYM and are interested in being an active part may also apply to participate as observers in the Assembly. They will be able to have their voice heard, but not have voting power.
This form is the responsibility of each country, province or movement (depending on each case) to indicate the number of people who will attend from their organization. They must ensure that they have together the necessary funds for each participant or are in the process of doing so prior to registration. Pre-registration will be open until February 29 or until all places are full. During April and May, the final registration will open.
World Youth Day Krakow
World Youth Day is an international event in which young people gather for a few days as the community of the Church to hear the Word of God, to participate in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, and to proclaim the joy of Christ our Lord and Savior. The XXXI World Youth Day will be held in Krakow (Poland) and we want to invite you all to share in this call under the slogan, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Matthew 5: 7). It will be held from July 25-31, 2016.
During WYD, different activities will be hosted by and for the Dominican Family. Here are some of them:
- Vigil with the Master of the Order, Fr. Bruno Cadoré
- Visits to the convent and the Church of the Dominicans in Krakow
- IDYM, representatives of the International Commission, as an effort to publicize the movement
- Joint participation of the Dominican Family in the main events of WYD
You can find more information and how to register for at www.krakow2016.com
If you're going to participate with a group of Dominican family or are your responsibility we ask that we do know to inform all the news that arise. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever imagined how it would be if you were evicted of your home, where you have been living for more than 50 years? After being expelled, how would you feel to see your home in pieces and spread to the ground? We wish these lines were metaphorical and it were all a fantasy, however, unfortunately it is not. Raimunda, 73, a resident of Gleba Tauá in Barra do Ouro town, Tocantins, is living all this today – November, 12th, 2015.
The Bulletin 'Notícias do Pé do Morro' (Morro Foot News), usually written by Rafael Oliveira, a young Dominican member of the Pastoral Land Commission - CPT, for the first time receives different writers. Rafa could not write this edition because he was under arrested by military police for helping defend, among other lives, Raimunda. As their mission is also ours, we share now the story of Ms. Raimunda and Rafael.
The fight for justice and to guarantee and protect the human rights, especially the poor and disadvantaged, this is a fight that DYM Brazil intends to participate.
Therefore, we present a note written by the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT ), in which various complaint " outrageous " decision against the peasant families living in the Tauá plot in the municipality of Barra do Ouro (TO ).
The MJD Brazil prays and offers farmers excluded and disadvantaged by the (in) Justice trying to silence them. Although physically distant, we do next in communion and clamor communities in hope and God's company.
Check the text of the CPT in its entirety: http://bit.ly/1MXhLeJ
After the Opening Mass of the Jubilee presided over by the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadore, the following day (Sunday, 8 November), the Dominican family gathered again at St Peter’s Square to pray the Angelus with Pope Francis.
From the window of the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father first gave a short reflection based on the Gospel reading of the day (Mk 12:38-44), then he led the Angelus in Latin after which he gave his blessing. After the blessing he paid special tributes to certain groups at the square and saved the best for last. The final tribute went to the members of the Order of Preachers.
Reflecting this year about the missionary calling that is directed to the whole church, I have to make a special reference to the message that has been given by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for the World Missionary Time this year 2015.
You certainly know we are celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life, which will be a year specially dedicated to those who attempt to follow Christ in many ways, but everyone try following Christ by giving their lives to Him, following the Gospel in its word and spirit. Every Institute of Consecrated Life gets the message from the Gospel in its very own specific and particular way, accepted by the Church as a gift.
As the church bolts off further into the third millennium, she is beset by forces, turmoil and conflicts on all sides. The church is being persecuted and is struggling for survival in hostile environments in different parts of the world. The Church in Nigeria has had her fair share of these disturbances particularly in the Northern parts of the country. Violent attacks in these parts have evolved from ethnical clashes which are coloured by religious sentiments to acts of terrorism by sectarian groups masquerading as religious zealots. The dreaded Boko Haram sect has spear-headed terrorist attacks over the course of several years culminating in the infamous abduction of over 200 school girls (the Chibok girls). Their actions are often terrifyingly indiscriminate, slaughtering entire villages seemingly at random; survivors fear for their lives and are hardly able to fully recover from the shock of their ordeal.
As a Dominican youth living in this part of the world, it is often a challenge understanding the situation and offering suitable responses in a bid to reassure victims and others of God’s presence and injecting the fresh air of hope. It, however, behooves every preacher to read the signs of the times and offer favourable response. It is to this end that this article wishes to study the phenomenon of terrorism (Boko Haram) in Northern Nigeria and how this affects preaching and witnessing.