Coordinators are those Lasallians who have some responsibility for facilitating, animating or guiding a community's Lasallian identity and mission education. There may also be individuals who have taken on an unofficial role in that capacity. Or perhaps you are someone who simply wants to learn more about Lasallian history, pedagogy, and spirituality. Consider this page as a start in that direction.
The resources on this page are ones that either educate you a bit more deeply about the Lasallian mission, provide links to those things that you may want to use with others, or simply introduce the wider scope of the Lasallian world. This website cannot and does not provide every single resource out there. But we would sure like to know about them. So please email me with suggested resources to include on this page or elsewhere.
You should have already taken a look at several of the other "audience" pages - NEWCOMERS and EDUCATORS - since most of the items on those pages will not be repeated here, but they are part of the "foundation" for this page.
FURTHER RESOURCES FOR COORDINATORS
Saint John Baptist de La Salle: Patron Saint of Teachers
A remastered version of the 1968 movie, starring Mel Ferrer, that traces De La Salle’s vocation journey and the beginnings of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. While perhaps a bit dated, it remains popular with students and could be used beneficially with a number of audiences.
Resources for Boards and Other Groups
These sets of resources around specific themes are meant to be used for prayer and discussion by Boards of Trustees and other groups of Lasallians.
While they began with a Board focus, they are easily adapted to school groups, teacher groups, Brother groups, and any groups of gathered Lasallians. If portions of them are used in other prayer services, it would appropriate to give proper attribution to the sources used.
Introduction – Meditations for the Time of Retreat
This is a short overview of the 16 meditations that De La Salle wrote for the Brothers during their annual retreat. These meditations provide a concise synthesis of De La Salle’s spirituality – the priorities, themes, approaches, and perspectives that characterize the Lasallian educational context. They are meant to be read and considered in a retreat-like setting and are worth careful reading and ongoing reflection.
The video is one of a series of videos introducing major Lasallian resources available in print. (In process)
Film Maker: Br. George Van Grieken, FSC
(The “Show the VIDEO” tab below lets you run the video from here.)
Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies
A three-year set of two-week summer courses that focuses on the Lasallian founding story, De La Salle’s educational vision, and De La Salle’s spiritual vision. It seeks to deepen the participants’ association for Lasallian mission and provides a rich opportunity to meet and study with Lasallian from throughout the US/Canada Region and the world.
Let Us Remember: Stories of the Holy Presence of God
This publication by the Lasallian Publications Committee of the Region of North America provides 52 stories from Lasallian school ministries, child and family youth service ministries, and retreat ministries. Each story focuses on how the “holy presence of God” has been experienced or seen through the eyes of personal witnesses.
An introduction gives an overview of how the holy presence of God has permeated the spirituality of St. John Baptist de La Salle.