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Posted by Br David Hawke
on 13 March 2017
Dear Brothers of the Sector of Pakistan
Greetings. I am very much aware that at this time and in the spirit of "anything in the said society" a number of Brothers are taking up new appointments, including new positions of responsibility. I once again appreciate that a number of Brothers are moving from one location to another with some also going to other Sectors of the District.
When Brothers move from one place to another they go through a transition and for some it tak...
Posted by A De La Salle Brother writing from Parmenie
on 12 October 2016
Into the looking glass from a dark place.
Where is it, that you are from?
Like the tumbling sands, moved across the desert slopes, by the eternal winds, I too, have found my birth place in the fiery womb of mother earth.
But unlike the sands, I was not formed and moulded by the silent winds. I was tumbled and rolled into shape by the sweet embrace and caress of the cooling waters, also from mother earth.
We both began our earthly journey at the beginning of time we both wer...
on 10 June 2016
Br Peter Gilfedder has some truly remarkable stories to share from his over 65 years as a De La Salle Brother.
An Old Boy of De La Salle College Malvern, Br Peter is a gifted theologian, linguist and teacher educator who has spent lengthy stints in Italy, France, Papua New Guinea, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast.
His journey began in 1950 when he became a Brother after undertaking his novice and scholastic training in Sydney before being sent to Adelaide as one of the pioneer Brot...
on 11 May 2016
He has spent nearly 75 years as a De La Salle Brother and yet has never lost the youthful zeal and commitment that led him into religious life in the 1940s.
Now aged 90 and a resident at the Villa La Salle retirement home at Southport on Queensland's Gold Coast, Br John Cleary still swims daily in a heated pool and goes on a long walk each day with what he jokingly refers to as his 'four wheel drive'-. his walking frame.
Educated by the De La Salle Brothers in Armidale ...
on 12 April 2016
Speaking from the chapel at the De La Salle Brothers' community in the heart of Bankstown, 83 year old Br Eugene Nguyen has never lost the dedication and zeal that led him to become a Brother in the early 1950s.
"I went to a primary school in a small village in Vietnam and we lived four kilometres away from the Lasallian school and so I had to walk to and from school every day", Br Eugene explains with a chuckle.
"There were two Brothers at the school who had a t...
on 11 March 2016
On a hot summer day overlooking the picturesque Gunnamatta Bay at Cronulla, Br Celestine Gavin, or Br Cel, as he is affectionately known, reflects back on his nearly 70 years as a De La Salle Brother.
Educated at De La Salle College Marrickville, Brother Celestine had a strong admiration for the work of the Lasallians and decided to become a Brother in his final year of high school.
"I had been thinking seriously about a teaching career and I had discussed the decision with my...
on 25 February 2016
We are pleased to release the 2016 District Directory which includes up to date contact details for Brothers communities, Lasallian schools and works, including yourtown and the Lasallian Foundation.
It also includes contact details for staff in the Provincial Office and for Lasallian Youth Ministers.
We hope this proves to be a useful resource for you in the year ahead.