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The long-awaited Papal visit to Kenya was worth the preparation and the wait as thousands thronged to listen and some at least to see the Holy Father.

Thousands travelled from vast parts of the country to the capital city, Nairobi where the Pope was expected to give his speeches. All went well and not even the rain could disrupt these events. This had been a third time that Kenyans welcomed a Pope with first being St. John Paul II in 1985, and a second time in 1995.

A renewal of Christian vigor

The Papal visit couldn't be timelier, at a time when the Christian and especially the catholic faith has been under criticism from the government and other denominations on its stand on health and spiritual issues. The visit by the Holy Father strengthen the vigor of many catholic faithful and clergy as well.

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FransicoCollGuatemala’s Dominican Youth Movement has completed the first part of the project in which they take part along with the Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.

This project consists of helping the children from the Francisco Coll School, located in the outskirts of the zone 3 dump in their town. This area is quite dangerous and that was what led them to help the School, as they want a better country and the best way to make it develop is helping the new Guatemalan generations.

Given the place where the School is located, the first phase involved fencing the playground and the School with electric wire, in order to give them more security.

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Receive a warm greeting on behalf of the IDYM International Commission and all those who with great effort are preparing the International Meeting and the Assembly of Representatives of Toulouse 2016.

Soon we will start our international meeting with 800 years of reasons to celebrate. This will be a very special moment for the Dominican Youth Movement which was inspired by the footsteps of our father Saint Dominic. We will celebrate our history that looks to the future of our evangelizing mission.

We know you have many questions about the meeting. For this reason, we want to reiterate the necessary information previously disseminated.

IDYM International Meeting and Assembly

The International Meeting (16 to 21 July) will take place in important places in the history of Saint Dominic and the origin of the Order in France. Together, we will visit significant places like the home of Peter Seila in Toulouse and the monastery of nuns in Prouilhe. Consideing these activities, the accommodation, transportation and food are already included in the registration fees.

Program activities Of the International Meeting and Assembly per day

  • July 16: Day of arrival / Opening Mass (Toulouse)
  • July 17: Day of mission (preaching in Toulouse)
  • July 18: Visit Fanjeaux and Prouilhe (Fanjeaux overnight stay)
  • July 19: Pilgrimage walk from Fanjeaux to Montreal (approx 12km) and visit to Carcassonne / Return to Toulouse
  • July 20: Visit to Jacobins / Presentation of countries / Cultural Night (Toulouse)
  • July 21: Day of departure for the Meeting participants (Toulouse)
  • July 21 to 23: IDYM Assembly (Toulouse)
  • July 24: Departure day for the Assembly participants (Toulouse)

Throughout the meeting, there will be time for the presentation of Movements of different countries, as well as various cultural expressions. Throughout the month of May we will send a letter to the countries and their participants with the practical information and what you need to prepare.

Our International Assembly (21 to 23 July) in which only registered head representatives from each country are required, will be held in Toulouse in the "familial Foyer d'Etudiant-e-s" from the dominican sisters, a place where the participants will also be accommodated. Other participants who are not part of the Assembly can stay in the same accommodation full board (for 17 € / day) until the 24th, which is the final day for everyone.

We recall that the total cost is € 180 per person and includes all expenses for accommodation, meals, travel, tickets and translators during the meeting. It also includes the costs for all representatives participating in the Assembly, so does not lead to an additional cost.

Participation is open to all members of the Dominican Youth Movement of 18 years or above. Youth Groups or Movements of Dominican Charism or near to it are also invited. Two representatives per country, province or movement (depending on each case) that is part of IDYM are officially invited in the Assembly. Representatives of countries that are not IDYM members can also apply for participation in the Assembly as observers.

An important clarification is in relation to health insurance. The Organization IDYM Toulouse International Meeting 2016 has not considered the cost of health insurance enrollment but takes into consideration the provision of first aid in case of emergency. It is true that no documents and registation were required for such insurance since it is not deemed mandatory for the trip; however, we believe and we recommend for you to avail of a travel insurance to cover your stay in France to avoid any inconvenience in your travel. Otherwise, you must pay personally for all the costs of any unforeseen and unfavorable incidents that you could encounter.

Below is the link to the final registration form. It should be filled an application entry per person with all the required data. Registration is open until June 12 or until slots remain available.

Go to the Inscription Form

We hope that this becomes a truly enriching experience of encounter among young people, but most especially an experience with Christ in the likeness of Dominic. See you in Toulouse !!

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The IDYM of Spain has been organising working holidays in Granada for 20 years. They are meant for people who feel the need to spend their summer in a different way.

Have you ever feel the need to spend your summer in a different way? If you are tired of the usual holidays, there’s a place where you can do something special.

In this working holiday you’ll have the chance to volunteer during 2 weeks while you also meet a lot of people and have time to deepen your faith.

From Monday to Friday morning, we divide into different groups and go to different places where some help is needed: hospitals, day centres, associations… In the afternoons, we’ll have either a workshop where we study or discuss about what worries us, as christians, or a leisure or touristic activity.

This 14 days are very intense in different ways, because while you end up physically tired you will also find full of new energy. You will have the opportunity to meet a lot of new people with your same interests that will become very important for you as you have shared deep and meaningful experiences together. 

It is probably something different you can do in your holidays, but it is definitely something lifechanging. 

Vivir la fe es dar la fe from Santi Vedrí on Vimeo.

More information: http://campotrabajodominicos.blogspot.com.es/


IDYM International Meeting + WYD Krakow

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.

Fanjeaux, Prouilhe, Toulouse, Carcassonne

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.

Assembly participants

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.

Dominican youths in the International Meeting of Bogota - Colombia


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.

Go to registration form



World Youth Day Krakow

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 idym@curia.op.org.

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      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.

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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


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