If you are a new Lasallian leader, then head to the NEWCOMERS page first, and then the EDUCATORS page. These will provide some the basics. For a current Lasallian leader, those same pages will be a good review of foundational resources and information. This page highlights resources that are of interest to Lasallian leaders, both for themselves and for those they are leading.
The recommended programs under the ONLINE section on ths page are wonderful introductions to the larger Lasallian family. The Buttimer Institute is a "must" for new leaders who have responsibility for the spiritual leadership of the school (Just ask Lasallian leaders who have attended it). The recommendations under the PRINT section on this page are resources that will help you come to a deeper appreciation of what this whole thing is all about.
No Lasallian leader becomes or stays a Lasallian leader without intentional pursuit of deepening his/her own understanding of Lasallian history, pedagogy, and spirituality. This is done best through active engagment with other Lasallians, both local and regional. Personal reading, school conversations, preparing presentations, and the like further enhance the learning curve. Inviting your leadership teams to engage in focused conversations can be very helpful to everyone in the Lasallian community, including you.
FURTHER RESOURCES FOR LEADERS
Prayer & Formation Resources for Lasallian Groups
These sets of resources around specific themes are meant to be used for prayer and discussion by Lasallian educators, administrators, board members, students, and others interested in pursuing their Lasallian identity.
Many of these began with a Board focus and were adapted for use with 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.)
The Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher
This is a small booklet providing a classic reflection on 12 Virtues for a Good Teacher that St. John Baptist de La Salle listed in one of his texts. Brother Agathon’s exposition on each virtue has endures through the centuries and remains very relevant even today. Along with a printed booklet version, it is also available online at this link.
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.