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Holy Thursday

Posted on 13 April 2017
Holy Thursday

'Jesus began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel he was wearing.' John 13:5

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Prayer for Autism Awareness Month

Posted on 10 April 2017
Prayer for Autism Awareness Month
Loving God,  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...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Nine

Posted on 7 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Nine
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...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Eight

Posted on 6 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Eight
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...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Seven

Posted on 5 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Seven
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 ...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Six

Posted on 4 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Six
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...
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Prayers for our Founder - Day Five

Posted on 3 April 2017
Prayers for our Founder - Day Five
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 ...
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