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New European Council: members and offices

based on “A new council for European Dominican Lay Fraternites” published on ECLDF website

The 10th Assembly gathered together in Fatima has elected a new council. The members for the next four years are Maro Botica, Felix Hoffmann, Damien McDonnnell, Ludovic Namurois, Vilija Šemetienė. As European member of the International Council (from 2019) the delegates elected Gabriel Silva.

At the first meeting they appointed the officers.

President: Damien McDonnnell (54) is married, with three grown-up children, and lives in Carlow. He has a financial background and works in the Irish Civil Service. He studied Foreign Trade – Business Law, has studied Divinity and New Evangelisation and is a qualified catechist. Damien is President of the Lay Dominican Chapter in the Black Abbey, Kilkenny and is Irish Provincial treasurer. Formation and the New Evangelisation are areas of particular interest.

 

Secretary: Felix Hoffmann (31) is single, and is a pastoral worker near Leipzig. He likes to talk and work with people of all ages, but especially with young people. He has no role in his Fraternity because the Fraternity is 600 km away. He believes that the exchange among the Provinces is an opportunity to become more and more a family and to improve our preaching of the gospel.

 

Communication: Ludovic Namurois (51) is married with three children; he is a former banker, responsible for the accounting of a college, President of the Vice-Province of Belgium, where he works with some Brothers in a Dominican pub. He also accompanies a new Fraternity created in the prison of Ittre.  Ludovic finds communication very important and is happy that this ministry helps to connect people..

 

Formation: Vilija Šemetienė (55), an economist-mathematician, was married, has three grown-up children, and lives in Vilnius. She is responsible for formation in her Province and is treasurer of the Fraternity in Lithuania. Being Dominican for her means testifying to God‘s closeness, encouraging people to build a Christian life in a technology-driven world.

 

Treasurer: Maro Botica (34) is married, is a finally professed Lay Dominican from the Province of Hispania, and the Fraternity of El Olivar in Madrid, together with his Spanish wife. Their first child has just been born. He comes from Croatia – Dalmatia, from a small island Korcula (where Marco Polo was born), but has been living in Spain for more than ten years. He has a degree in Moral Theology and a Master in Bioethics. At present he teaches religion in a high school and he is working towards a doctorate in History. He is also a member of the youth group in the Dominican parish of El Olivar in Madrid.

The future European representative on the International Council (ICLDF) is Gabriel Silva. Gabriel (52) is married and has two children. He was a journalist for many years and now works in restaurants. He has had several functions in his Fraternity and is a former President of the ECLDF.

 

 

The present representative for the ICLDF until 2019 is Klaus Bornewasser.
Klaus (66) is married and has two children. He was a teacher and headmaster of the school, but is retired now. For years he was the president of his fraternity.

 

 

 

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based on 'A new council for European Dominican Lay Fraternites' published on ECLDF website The 10th Assembly gathered together in Fatima has elected a new council. The members for the next four years are Maro Botica, Felix Hoffmann, Damien McDonnnell, Ludovic Namurois, Vilija Šemetienė. As European member of the International...
<em>based on "A new council for European Dominican Lay Fraternites" published on <a href="http://www.ecldf.net/2017/10/11/a-new-council-for-european-dominican-lay-fraternities-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ECLDF website</a></em> The <a href="http://www.fraternitiesop.com/slider/assembly-european-lay-dominican-fraternities-fatima/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">10th Assembly gathered together in Fatima</a> has elected a new council. The members for the next four years are Maro Botica, Felix Hoffmann, Damien McDonnnell, Ludovic Namurois, Vilija Šemetienė. As European member of the International Council (from 2019) the delegates elected Gabriel Silva.<span id="more-3320"></span> At the first meeting they appointed the officers. <a class="dt-single-image mfp-ready" href="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Damien-MacDonnell.jpg" data-dt-img-description=""><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3321" src="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Damien-MacDonnell-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><strong>President:</strong> <strong>Damien McDonnnell</strong> (54) is married, with three grown-up children, and lives in Carlow. He has a financial background and works in the Irish Civil Service. He studied Foreign Trade – Business Law, has studied Divinity and New Evangelisation and is a qualified catechist. Damien is President of the Lay Dominican Chapter in the Black Abbey, Kilkenny and is Irish Provincial treasurer. Formation and the New Evangelisation are areas of particular interest.   <a class="dt-single-image mfp-ready" href="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Felix-Hoffmann.jpg" data-dt-img-description=""><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3322" src="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Felix-Hoffmann-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><strong>Secretary:</strong> <strong>Felix Hoffmann</strong> (31) is single, and is a pastoral worker near Leipzig. He likes to talk and work with people of all ages, but especially with young people. He has no role in his Fraternity because the Fraternity is 600 km away. He believes that the exchange among the Provinces is an opportunity to become more and more a family and to improve our preaching of the gospel.   <a class="dt-single-image mfp-ready" href="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Ludovic-Namurois.jpg" data-dt-img-description=""><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3324" src="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Ludovic-Namurois-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><strong>Communication: Ludovic Namurois</strong> (51) is married with three children; he is a former banker, responsible for the accounting of a college, President of the Vice-Province of Belgium, where he works with some Brothers in a Dominican pub. He also accompanies a new Fraternity created in the prison of Ittre.  Ludovic finds communication very important and is happy that this ministry helps to connect people..   <strong>Formation:<img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3326" src="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Vilija-137x150.jpg" alt="" width="137" height="150" /> Vilija Šemetienė</strong> (55), an economist-mathematician, was married, has three grown-up children, and lives in Vilnius. She is responsible for formation in her Province and is treasurer of the Fraternity in Lithuania. Being Dominican for her means testifying to God‘s closeness, encouraging people to build a Christian life in a technology-driven world.   <a class="dt-single-image mfp-ready" href="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Maro-Botica.jpg" data-dt-img-description=""><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3325" src="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Maro-Botica-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><strong>Treasurer: Maro Botica</strong> (34) is married, is a finally professed Lay Dominican from the Province of Hispania, and the Fraternity of El Olivar in Madrid, together with his Spanish wife. Their first child has just been born. He comes from Croatia – Dalmatia, from a small island Korcula (where Marco Polo was born), but has been living in Spain for more than ten years. He has a degree in Moral Theology and a Master in Bioethics. At present he teaches religion in a high school and he is working towards a doctorate in History. He is also a member of the youth group in the Dominican parish of El Olivar in Madrid. <a class="dt-single-image mfp-ready" href="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Gabriel-Silva.jpg" data-dt-img-description=""><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3323" src="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Gabriel-Silva-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a><strong>The future European representative on the International Council (ICLDF) is Gabriel Silva. Gabrie</strong>l (52) is married and has two children. He was a journalist for many years and now works in restaurants. He has had several functions in his Fraternity and is a former President of the ECLDF.     <a class="dt-single-image mfp-ready" href="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Klaus-Bornewasser.jpg" data-dt-img-description=""><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3339" src="http://www.ecldf.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-36-Klaus-Bornewasser-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a> <strong>The present representative for the ICLDF until 2019 is Klaus Bornewasser.</strong> <strong> Klaus</strong> (66) is married and has two children. He was a teacher and headmaster of the school, but is retired now. For years he was the president of his fraternity.      

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  1. Congratulations and blessings to the new ECLDF team! We look forward to working with you and getting to konw all of you personally. The ICLDF Team will keep you in our prayers.
    Frternally in St. Dominic,
    Héctor

    Public CommentUserCongratulations and blessings to the new ECLDF team! We look forward to working with you and getting to konw all of you personally. The ICLDF Team will keep you in our prayers. Frternally in St. Dominic, Héctor

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