Dominican Laity InterProvincial Council Meets
Agenda topics included issues of formation, statutes, apostolate,
communications, peace and justice, lay preaching, the 200th Anniversary,
and Congress 2007 to meet in Buenas Aires in March. Connie Schoen,
OP, spoke with us about Parable and the Secretariat.
METAIRIE, LA-- From October 19-22, 2006, the Dominican Laity Interprovincial
Council (DLIPC), hosted by the Lay Dominicans of the Southern Province
and representing the leadership of the North American provinces
and vicariate, met at the Cenacle
Study sessions addressed promotion of peace, justice, and care of
creation presented by fr Jeffrey Ott, OP,(St. Martin) and a practicum
in lay preaching presented by Normand Laurendeau, OP.
Lighter moments were captured in socializing among the participants
and with members of the local chapters and the friars who stopped
by, frs Carl Trutter and Marty Gleeson; a concert of jazz and Gospel
music by Shirley A. Stewart, OP, of the St. Dominic Chapter in New
Orleans, and a visit from hilarious Cajun storyteller Tante Na Na
(aka Annette Bourgeois, OP, from the Heart of Jesus Chapter in Lockport,
|Left to right
top: fr John Lydon (Promoter, Southern Province), Bruce Trigo
(Moderator, Southern Province), Dorothy Murphy (President,Eastern
Province), fr George Matanic (Promoter, Western Province), fr
Juan-Diego Brunetta (Promoter, Eastern Province), fr Jerry Stookey
(Promoter General, Rome); middle: Cathy Neugebauer (Delegate,
Canadian Province); Kamal Zariffa (President, Canadian Province),
Normand Laurendeau (Delegate, Central Province), fr Jim Motl
Central Province), Ruth Kummer (President, Central Province);
bottom: Dominic Nhan Van Nguyen (President, Vietnamese Vicariate).
Doris Stukes (Delegate, Eastern Province and incoming Delegate
to the International Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities),
Cynthia Donnelly (Delegate, Southern Province), fr Joseph Thien
Tran Quang (Promoter,
Vietnamese Vicariate), Karen Woods (President, Western Province)
On Saturday morning, the group toured the Katrina-ravaged areas of
New Orleans. The tour provided the clearest understanding of just
what happened there, a much greater vision of the loss and devastation
than anyone could glean from TV and newspaper
coverage -- much more than anyone thought s/he knew. The realization
dawned that the
New Orleans tragedy has fallen a bit below radar for most of us, yet
there is still so muchto be done and so much healing to take place.
There was a renewal of prayer on the part of everyone who stood in
the midst of it.
Photo credit: Dominic Nhan Van Nguyen, OPL.
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