The Third International Congress of Lay Dominican Fraternities, an event which happens only every ten (10) years, will be held at Fatima, Portugal on October 4-10, 2018. In light of this, we invite you to join us and the entire Dominican Family throughout the world in praying for a successful and meaningful congress.
Here is the full text of the official prayer:
Glory and praise to you, Lord God, loving Father, for calling us to the family of St. Dominic that following his example in our state of life we may praise You, bless Your people, and preach Your Word.
That we may PRAISE You, open our eyes to see Your hand at work in all the events of daily life; enable us to see grace and to name grace, and let our lives be a symphony of thanksgiving to Your goodness.
That we may BLESS Your people, help us to realize the blessing that we are: that You have given us many gifts, diverse yet for a common purpose of building the Church, and renewing the earth with justice, peace, communion, and care for Your creation.
That we may PREACH Your Word, Speak to us always in Scripture and in Silence. Inflame our hearts always with the passion for the Truth who is Christ, the Truth that will set the world free of injustice, war, disunity, and ravaging desolation.
You call us to gather in Congress in Fatima come October 2018 to remind us that we are called to share witnessing and reflections; may the Holy Spirit inspire us to act in the various Commissions for a deeper Formation, and immense engagement in the world as Your instruments of love.
May our devotion to Our Lady and her rosary make us more eager to serve the least, the marginalized, and the lost in justice and charity, as did Mary, and Christ our Savior, in whose name we pray.
Young Thomasian Professionals Lay Dominican Group
Santísimo Rosario Parish, University of Santo Tomás
España Boulevard, Manila 1015 Philippines