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IDYM at the 3rd International Congress of the Dominican Laity

Third International Congress of the Dominican Laity

Fatima, Portugal

Participants to the 3rd International Congress of Lay Dominican Fraternities

The Dominican Laity had its Third International Congress last October 4-10, 2018 in Fatima, Portugal.

A number of lay fraternities from all over the world participated in the said event. It has also been graced by the attendance of different members of the Dominican Family, especially the Master of the Order, Bro. Bruno Cadore, O.P.

We represented our IDYM Family in the congress. We are warmly welcomed by our brothers and sisters in the lay fraternities. In this encounter, we were able to share among ourselves ideas, stories, experiences and lessons of being a Dominican youth and a Dominican lay.

We pray that this gathering would bring the youth and lay closer, and would open more collaboration opportunities in the international level, regional level and more so in the local level. With this, we encourage all the IDYM groups to be in touch with our lay brothers and sisters in our respective countries.

Rosary at Mosteiro do Rosario Perpetuo, Dominican Nuns, Fatima.

Congratulations again to Hector L. Marquez, O.P. (ICLDF), Dr. Belen L. Tangco, O.P. (Secretary General of the Congress), Rev. Fr. Rui Carlos Antunes e Almeida Lopes, O.P. (General Promoter of the Laity), the other members ICLDF council and the whole Lay Dominican Fraternities Family for the success of the congress.

God bless us all and our mission.

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” – Romans 12:4-5

Yours truly,

Benz Rodil and Monica Marco

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