Lasallian Themes – VOLUME 2

This set of three volumes covers a wide variety of terms, themes, and topics found in the writings of John Baptist de La Salle and his spirituality. Each of the terms, themes, or topics is covered extensively, with solid references to De La Salle’s own writings across his entire corpus or written works. They were published between 1992 and 1997 and consist of 99 articles.

The 33 themes in this VOLUME 2 are arranged alphabetically, starting with the theme of  “BROTHER’S DRESS” and ending with the theme of “WORLD AND RELATIONS WITH THE WORLD.”

LINKS to the individual articles for VOLUME 2 may be found below.

VOLUME 1 LINK

VOLUME 3 LINK

Date of Publication: 1995

Publisher: BROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 476, Via Aurelia – CP 9099 Aurelio – 00165 Roma Italy

The printed volumes are available from Mr. Abraham Tesfai at the Generalate in Rome (atesfai@lasalle.org)

 

 

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Lasallian Themes – VOLUME 3

This set of three volumes covers a wide variety of terms, themes, and topics found in the writings of John Baptist de La Salle and his spirituality. Each of the terms, themes, or topics is covered extensively, with solid references to De La Salle’s own writings across his entire corpus or written works. They were published between 1992 and 1997 and consist of 99 articles.

The 34 themes in this VOLUME 3 are arranged alphabetically, starting with the theme of  “ABANDONMENT TO PROVIDENCE” and ending with the theme of “ZEAL.”

LINKS to the individual articles for VOLUME 3 may be found below.

VOLUME 1 LINK

VOLUME 2 LINK

Date of Publication: 1997

Publisher: BROTHERS OF THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 476, Via Aurelia – CP 9099 Aurelio – 00165 Roma Italy

The printed volumes are available from Mr. Abraham Tesfai at the Generalate in Rome (atesfai@lasalle.org)

 

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1986 Characteristics of Lasallian Schools

This 1986 document, developed by the Regional Education Committee of the Christian Brothers in the United States, emerged from a multi-year consultation and writing process, producing “a foundational and consensual document for the entire Lasallian system, which has the support of an impressive core of leadership people throughout the Region.”

 

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The Brothers of the Christian Schools in the World Today – A Declaration (1967)

This is “an authoritative statement that would serve as foundation and unifying principle” of the work of the 39th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1966-67). This 1997 translation of the document corrects some aspects of the original translation, as explained by Br. Luke Salm in the introduction.The document invites Lasallian educators “to resolutely enter upon the path of renewal and adaptation.”

Over the last 50 years, the Declaration has continued to be one of the most pivotal documents in the process of renewal among everyone associated with Lasallian schools, and it retains its relevance, appeal, and vitality to this very day.

 

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Let Us Remember – SATB Setting 2 (Copy)

This is a SATB setting of the phrase “Let us remember that we are in Holy Presence of God.” It is based on a simple melody that became the basis of a choral setting, one that went through two iterations by two different composers. As such, it is a collaborative Lasallian effort.

It may be used to begin prayer services at schools, school events, choral concerts, or other settings where a short, reflective choral piece would be an asset.

Composers: Br. George Van Grieken, FSC; Otto Wild: Br. Martin Yribarren, FSC

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Lasallian Style & Publication Guide (SFNO)

A guide to the use of specific terms, phrases, and spellings within the Lasallian educational network.

These protocols were created by and for the District of San Francisco New Orleans.

There is also a Lasallian Glossary available.

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VIDEO - DLS Life
St. John Baptist de La Salle

A short 8-minute video about St. John Baptist de La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers, that may be used as a brief introduction to his life story.

(The “Show the VIDEO” tab below lets you run the video from here.)
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Painting – Children Leaving School – Benjamin Vautier (1829-1898)

This popular painting by Benjamin Vautier (1829-1898) shows a group of boys leaving school amidst a snowy scene, with a Brother at the door watching them with benign amusement. Links are below.

Painting A – At the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) – Downloadable with conditions.

Painting B – Professionally copied versions available for purchase.

Print – Online

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Artwork by Various Brothers – Black and White & Color

Below are sets of drawings and other artwork from Brothers of the Institute. They include works by the following Brothers:

  • Br. Felipe Ocadiz, FSC
  • Br. Fermin Gainza, FSC
  • Br. Mario Barrios, FSC
  • Br. Joseph Hiep, FSC

Each gallery includes options for viewing them and downloading them.

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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.

New videos will be posted on this page as they are released.

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Br. George Van Grieken, FSC – Workshop & Retreat Resources

These are PDF handouts, Powerpoint presentations, Papers and other resources that were used in presentations, workshops, or retreats conducted by Br. George Van Grieken, FSC. They are provided at the links below.

Huether 2015 Breakout – “Formation for All” – Building the Local Lasallian Community

Huether 2016 Breakout – “Confronting New Poverties” – Foundational Principles from the Lasallian Heritage

Huether 2017 Breakout – “Lasallian Formation in an Age of Technology” – Foundational Insights & Help

LASSCA 2011 Breakout – “Lasallian Vocation – What Is It & Why Should I Care?”

LASSCA 2017 Breakout – “Lasallian Formation Resources and Needs”

LASSCA 2018 Breakout – “Educational Formation in an Age of Technology: Issues & Insights”

Advent 2017 Retreat (Contacts/Aspirants) – “The Spiritual Self in a Social Media World”

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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)

Here are direct links to the individual video reflections and to a PDF with the readings:

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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Lasalliana – Volume 31 – Lasallian Chronology

Published: September/December 1994

LASALLIAN CHRONOLOGY – Brother Jose Maria VALLADOLID

This is an extremely detailed chronology of all the documented events in the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle.


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Art & Images – Various Lasallian Saints and Feasts

Below are sets of drawings and other artwork about Lasallian saints and feasts, drawn from various resources. They will be added during the 2018 calendar year as their commemorative dates occur.

Each gallery includes options for viewing and downloading the relevant images.

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Liturgical Prayers – Mass and Liturgy of the Hours for Lasallian Saints and Feasts

The links below will take you to the Lasallian website in Rome, and the liturgical texts (prayers) for various Lasallian saints, feasts, and special occasions.  Each document includes a short description, the readings and prayers for Mass, and the readings and prayer for the Liturgy of the Hours.

 

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ANNOTATED – The Brothers of the Christian Schools in the World Today: A Declaration (1967)

This version of the Declaration, the work of the 39th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1966-67) is the 1997 translation of the document with annotations in the margins that refer to the Rule of 2015.

Since its publication in 1967, The Brother of the Christian Schools in the World Today: A Declaration has profoundly impacted the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. This impact can be seen in specific sections of the current Rule, approved by the 45th General Chapter in 2014 and by the Vatican in 2015. This annotated version of the Declaration provides documentation of the specific parts of the text which were foundational for parts of the new Rule. On each page of the text that of this version of the Declaration, the citations on the left margin indicate specific Articles in the current 2015 Rule. For further reference, the full text of each part of the Rule that is cited are listed at the end of the document.

This resource was researched and prepared in 2018 by Br. Paul Avvento, FSC.

 

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Lasallian Video Channel – Ed Sirois

These are a series of Lasallian videos that were created by Mr. Ed Sirois, a religion teacher at La Salle Academy in Providence, RI.

They were made for his school’s student-body but have a much wider appeal.

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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.

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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)

(7.5 Minutes)

Film Maker: Br. George Van Grieken, FSC

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