Posted in Daily Prayer
on 13 April 2017
'Jesus began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing.' John 13:5
on 10 April 2017
Bless today in special ways all the children, adults and families who see the world through the window of autism.
May Your Spirit burn bright in them and all who celebrate and honour the richness of our diversity during this Autism Awareness month of April.
Grant us, O Lord, the wisdom to see your image reflected in all of our differences, and to recognise the unique gifts we each have to offer.
May the doors of ministry in ou...
on 7 April 2017
DAY NINE APRIL 7th LEGACY
1950 Rome, Italy - Our Founder, JBDLS is proclaimed 'Patron of Christian Teachers'.
On this final ninth day of our Novena, we reach April 7th. It was today that our Founder was released from the shackles of this world and entered God's Heavenly Kingdom.
We take this opportunity to not mourn his passing as such but rather to rejoice in his legacy. As an educational pioneer, a man of pious example, a spiritual director and confessor, innovato...
on 6 April 2017
DAY EIGHT APRIL 6TH CELEBRATION
1900 May 24th, Rome, Italy - Our Founder is canonised and becomes 'Saint'
Our Founder, John Baptist de La Salle, educational pioneer and visionary, led a group of young teachers on a path that would lead to the creation of a world-wide Institute - The Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Six years after his death, the recognition that De La Salle sought was granted and the Christian Brothers Institute was recognised by Pope Benedict XIII an...
on 5 April 2017
DAY SEVEN - APRIL 5th BEGINNING
1719 April 7th, Saint Yon - JBDLS is called to our Lord.
On Good Friday, very early, surrounded by the Brothers, De La Salle blessed them and then summed up in a single sentence what had been his whole life:
"I adore and accept in all things God's guidance of my life!" Then he recited the prayer that he had prayed so many times: "Mary, Mother of Grace, Mother of Mercy, deliver me form the enemy and receive me at the hour of ...
on 4 April 2017
DAY SIX APRIL 4th DARKNESS
1714 March, Parménie - JBDLS feeling abandoned, experiences his dark night.
Due to continued difficulties with the authorities and even once trusted Brothers, de La Salle began doubting himself and the very future of the schools he had created.
Searching to know the will of God, he set out for the Grande Chartreuse Monastery of the Cathusian Order near Grenoble where he spent three days in profound prayer.
When he came back, he had a...
on 3 April 2017
DAY FIVE APRIL 3rd HEROIC
1691 September, Paris - JBDLS, Vuyart and Drolin pronounce the Heroic Vow.
After a retreat dedicated to prayer, the Founder and two of the most trusted Brothers, Nicholas Vuyart and Gabriel Drolin, expressed their fervent commitment to the schools in the following way.
"Most Holy Trinity, from this day and forever, we will live together to maintain the Christian Schools even though just the three of us remain and we see ourselves obliged to ...