Posted by Br Gary Wison
on 21 September 2020
A fact-check will tell us the Catholic Church has young men and women worldwide, asking questions about being a Brother or Sister. Our Lasallian "postulants" Jabran Bhatti and Ranil Iqbal are young guys in their twenties, living with the three Pakistani Brothers in a small village, Khushpur, where there is a Lasallian school and an important national catechetical centre. These are run by the Brothers and fellow Lasallian teachers.
It is an active life: they have already a Uni degree, or are in process of gaining one. All while they learn and expand their worlds topics about teaching, growing as a fuller, committed person, doing their share of the house jobs, reading, and even visiting some poor schools. On-site learning is expanded by online contact with a guiding Brother from Manila, Philippines.
And there's time for sport and hobbies- Ranil and Jabran are into snooker, badminton, football, photography and poetry, as well as good national food biryani and chicken kofta- fill out the day! And it's all about deciding to be, as well, a big brother, a "worker for God".