Lasallian Reflection – August 2019 – Our Encounters [insert verb] Our Vocation

By georgefsc  /  August 1, 2019
The remembrance of God’s presence will be a great advantage in helping you and in inspiring you to do all your actions well.  -  St. John Baptist de La Salle[1] Like De La Salle himself, we keep coming back to that central, shimmering, pregnant insight about remembering God’s presence in...
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Lasallian Reflection – July 2019 – Remaining In God’s Presence

By georgefsc  /  July 1, 2019
All you need and all God wants of you is that you remain in his presence.  -  St. John Baptist de La Salle - [1]   The quotation above is from one of the few letters that we have from the thousands that De La Salle wrote.  While it is...
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Lasallian Reflection – June 2019 – What Will You Do This Summer?

By georgefsc  /  May 31, 2019
I do not like to make the first move in any endeavor. … I leave it to Divine Providence to make the first move and then I am satisfied. When it is clear that I am acting only under the direction of Providence, I have nothing to reproach myself with....
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Lasallian Reflection – May 2019 – Why Lasallian Education Endures

By georgefsc  /  May 2, 2019
Be convinced that, provided you are willing, you can do more with the help of God’s grace than you imagine."  -  St. John Baptist de La Salle - Why is it that this particular educational vision and approach–what we call Lasallian education–has stood the test of time, going strong 340...
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Lasallian Reflection – April 2019 – Simplicity Isn’t So Simple

By georgefsc  /  April 1, 2019
The more you act with simplicity in regard to what is to be observed, the more the practice of it will become easy for you. -  St. John Baptist de La Salle [1]   For those of you who have been to Disneyland – and not just for a quickie...
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Lasallian Reflection – March 2019 – From Here to Eternity

By georgefsc  /  March 1, 2019
You have to suffer a constant martyrdom that is no less violent for the spirit than Saint Bartholomew’s was for his body. You must, so to speak, tear off your own skin, which Saint Paul calls the old man, in order to be clothed with the Spirit of Jesus Christ,...
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Lasallian Reflection – February 2019 – A Well-Played Match

By georgefsc  /  January 31, 2019
  It is entirely contrary to decorum to grow overexcited when you play. Still, you should not play in a careless manner nor lose deliberately as a way of flattering your opponent. This would make the person with whom you are playing think that you care little about contributing to...
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Lasallian Reflection – January 2019 – Where Our Hope Lies

By georgefsc  /  January 2, 2019
  People living in the world think very little about God and have little concern about their salvation. Their sole occupation is usually with their temporal affairs and the needs of the body. It would seem that most have nothing to hope for or to fear beyond this present life....
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Lasallian Reflection – December 2018 – The Gift of Silence

By georgefsc  /  November 30, 2018
Luc Olivier Merson (French, 1846-1920) Rest on the Flight into Egypt – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Have you ever been in a place where it is so quiet that the absence of sound begets a unique richness and palpable substance? The anticipated “nothing” turns inside out, and a very...
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Lasallian Reflection – November 2018 – The Joy of Gratitude

By georgefsc  /  November 4, 2018
The Joy of Gratitude November 2018 “Gratefulness is the inner gesture of giving meaning to our life by receiving life as gift. The deepest meaning of any given moment lies in the fact that it is given. Gratefulness recognizes, acknowledges, and celebrates this meaning.”[1] This quotation is by Br. David...
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Lasallian Reflection – October 2018

By georgefsc  /  October 2, 2018
A Few Daring Plunges October 2018 The vibrancy and noise of online social connections—today’s virtual bacchanal for eager minds and silent eyes—reflects a deep human need for, and appreciation of, connection and belonging. But we know, or should know, that such thin connections are no substitute for the unpredictable richness...
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The Sexual Abuse Crisis in Our Church – Info & Resources

By georgefsc  /  September 10, 2018
  The San Francisco New Orleans District has provided a set of resources and information links on the sexual abuse crisis in the Church, along with a short statement and prayer from the Office of the Visitor.
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Lasallian Reflection – September 2018

By georgefsc  /  September 6, 2018
  Soul for Soul September 2018 As the school year commences, we might do well to recollect – bring back to our attention – what we are about simply as educators, let alone as Lasallian educators. Our purpose dwells more in the realm of virtue and its emergence than in...
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New Book Available

By georgefsc  /  May 9, 2018
This new 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...
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