"DREAM TEAM" CONNECTS 150 STUDENT LEADERS 2021

Posted by Br Gary Wilson FSC on 5 February 2021
"DREAM TEAM" CONNECTS 150 STUDENT LEADERS 2021
Lasallian Youth Ministry seemingly create new goals each year in its history. The digital Student Leaders Seminar happened on 20-21 January for five hours each day. It saw the whole Team, including School Youth Ministers, the new Lasallian Volunteers and past members numbering 45 young Lasallians leading the e-gathering. There were 150 student leaders from almost all District colleges zooming and participating from Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. (Pakistan were to run their own...
 

Rue Neuve: "The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller"

Posted on 5 February 2021
"The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller" - Steve Jobs We are all called to be storytellers. Storytelling has been a part of our entire human history. We can imagine our hunter ancestors gathering around the campfire telling stories about their pursuits for the day. We recall influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr, who inspired an entire movement by sharing his dream. We remember by heart the parables and sermons of Jesus Ch...
 

The Lasallian Mission: A Global Educational Network

Posted by Br Robert Schieler on 4 February 2021
In these remarks delivered on the occasion of the conferral of an honorary doctorate, the author proposes a strengthening of the partnership between the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU). The Lasallian legacy is presented from an historical perspective, referencing the French philosopher Jacques Maritain and the centrality of the Lasallian preference for the wellbeing of the poor is articulated, referencing ...
 

MEL BULLETIN: FROM (NON-) GOD OF CULTURE TO A SPIRITUAL GOD

Posted by Br. Paulo Dullius, FSC on 3 February 2021
MEL BULLETIN: FROM (NON-) GOD OF CULTURE TO A SPIRITUAL GOD
The present reflection deals with a reality that is full of significance for today, namely God. When it comes to God, indifference is not possible, and we encounter a great variety of views ranging from a life that finds great meaning in God, to a negation of God which sees the idea of God as an obstacle to human development. In dealing with this important and significant topic, our focus will be existential and phenomenological. Nevertheless, we shall need to take account of the contribu...
 

World Day for Consecrated Life

Posted by Br Arian Lopez on 2 February 2021
World Day for Consecrated Life
Today we join the Church and the rest of the Institute in celebrating the World Day for Consecrated Life.

Instituted by St. Pope John Paul II in 1997, it is celebrated in conjunction with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas Day, which commemorates through the blessing and lighting of candles that Christ is the light of the world.  So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples.

This year, we worked w...
 

NEW VISITOR FOR THE DISTRICT OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

Posted by RELAN on 2 February 2021
NEW VISITOR FOR THE DISTRICT OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA
Brother Superior General Robert Schieler, FSC, has announced Brother Robert Schaefer, FSC, as the third Visitor for the District of Eastern North America (DENA). Brother Robert most recently served as the Secretary of Formation for the Lasallian Mission for the Institute. He previously served as a teacher, campus minister, assistant principal and principal in numerous Lasallian schools. "The breadth of his experiences, combined with his positive attitude, good humor, and abundant z...
 

State-Side to Down Under: Amanda Proulx, Lasallian Formator 2016-20

Posted by Br Gary Wison on 1 February 2021
State-Side to Down Under: Amanda Proulx, Lasallian Formator 2016-20
Some East-Coasters USA might wonder why someone would want to leave 'The Land of the Free' to take up a new position in Lasallian resource/formation. Amanda Proulx, campus minister and theology teacher, did so in January 2016. She leaves Lasallian Mission Services after five years of formation activities for the ANZPPNG District, for more green paddocks. The lure to Down Under, was Mr. Merv McCormack, attending with Amanda Lasallian Studies in Moraga, California. He saw an intellig...
 
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