Beyond Statues and Doors

A 14-minutes, engaging, contemporary overview of the life and influence of St. John Baptist de La Salle, visiting place in France and Rome.

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De La Salle in Myanmar/Burma

A 7-minute video that shows the work of the Brothers in Myanmar/Burma.

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The Life of De La Salle

A short introduction to St. John Baptist de La Salle by a top Lasallian scholar, Br. Gerard Rummery, FSC.

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Life of De La Salle

A short 4.5-minute overview of De La Salle’s life, with images, information, and a popular music background.

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Lasallian Mission Overview

A video of the Lasallian mission on the West Coast of the United States, putting much information and many insights into a relatively short time space.

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I Am Lasallian

A short, inspirational 4.5 minute video about Lasallian education, backed by a powerful song, that may be used in a variety of settings, including prayer services.

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Reflection on De La Salle

Excellent introduction to St. John Baptist de La Salle, his spiritual foundations, and his ongoing impact on the Institute he founded.

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Inspiration

A short, compact, and rich video that reflects the breadth and depth of the Lasallian mission, both in the United States and around the world.

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www.dlsfootsteps.org

A virtual pilgrimage of De La Salle’s personal vocation story that includes videos, text, photos, panoramic immersion, Google street maps, and more. In 2018, the site was completely redesigned and made responsive to small or large screens. New HD versions of the videos were also added. An accompanying, dynamically linked PDF booklet takes individuals and groups through the journey via narrative, video links, and formative questions.

 

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The Experience

A compact, 6-minute overview of Lasallian education from the perspective of those are actually involved in the daily realities of Lasallian schools.

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The Purpose of Lasallian Schools

A somewhat older 26-minute video wherein four Lasallian educators share their insights into the purpose of Lasallian schools.

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El Otro Lado – High School Immersion – U.S. / Mexico Border

A video showing the experience of a group of Lasallian students at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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De La Salle Journey Timeline

A self-paced visual overview of De La Salle’s life, using graphics and text.

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The De La Salle North Difference

This is a compelling talk at the San Miguel School in Portland, OR, by an alum who is passionate and articulate about the difference that school has made in his life.

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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.

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Guide Book – www.dlsfootsteps.org

This is a redesigned 2018 PDF booklet that accompanies the www.footsteps.org website. It starts with a complete short biography of St. John Baptist de La Salle, and includes text, photographs, live links to videos and relevant website pages from specific locations in France associated with his life. Reflection questions for personal and group processing are also included. The booklet may be printed out or used on a computer or tablet, so that the links to videos and web pages might be engaged along with the text.

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Senior Courtney Ford’s Keynote Address

This is a compelling talk at De La Salle North Catholic, a San Miguel School in Portland, OR, by a senior who speaks about her experience at the school, and who exemplifies the kind of student and student experience that the school strives to serve.

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Brothers of the San Francisco New Orleans District – VIDEOS

These brief 3-4 minute videos by Joseph Alexander-Short are wonderful, poignant, and inspiring insights into the lives of some of the Brothers of the San Francisco New Orleans District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. They are part of an effort both to share the rich vocational heritage of the province and to make the vocation of the Brother more generally known and appreciated.

Below are the updated set of individual videos.

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The Traditional Wreath
Advent Reflection Videos

These short Advent reflections are centered around the week's Gospel, De La Salle's meditations, and a contemporary application of their intent. They may be used for personal reflection, group conversation, or the like. (6.5 – 7.5 minutes long each)

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Advent- First Sunday Video

 

1st Sunday PDF Packet

 

 

 

 

2nd Sunday PDF Packet

 

 

 

 

3rd Sunday PDF Packet

 

 

 

 

4th Sunday PDF Packet

 

 

 

 

Christmas PDF Packet

 

 

 

 

 

Epiphany PDF Packet

 

 

 

 

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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)

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Film Maker: Br. George Van Grieken, FSC

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