Coordinators or Animators for Lasallian Mission in the schools have a wide-ranging responsibility to support, enhance, and deepen the Lasallian character of the school. This usually includes the life of prayer, Lasallian formation of faculty and staff, and leadership in Lasallian formation efforts on the part of themselves or others.

Usually, such individuals are already well-versed in the Lasallian world and the multitude of resources that are generally available. The suggestions here should therefore be seen as complementing the personal, ongoing formation that is required to fulfill the role well. It will be assumed that Lasallian Coordinators will be looking through the other sections of this website for resource information.

Some resources that may be helpful on many levels include the many MEL Bulletins that are available online or via the Motherhouse in Rome, especially MEL 51 which focuses on formation for the Lasallian mission. The discussion guides that have been written for the booklet “St. John Baptist de La Salle: Founder, Educator, Saint” and Circular 461, along with “Discussion Questions for Selected Lasallian Publications,” are worth knowing about. The remastered movie “Saint John Baptist de La Salle: Patron Saint of Teachers” is popular with freshmen, and a number of the videos done in 1998-1999, such as Lasallian LIfe” or “Br. Felix Masson, FSC” or “Vocation of a De La Salle Christian Brother” – may be helpful in presentations about the Brothers and the Lasallian tradition of the school. It would certainly be worthwhile for Coordinators/Animators to consider attending the Buttimer Institute or pursuing an advanced degree in Lasallian Studies.

In terms of resources for prayer, there is the classic “Praying with St. John Baptist de La Salle” and the online Lasallian art collection from the Rome website.

For a more comprehensive list of resources, go to the RESOURCE CATALOGUE and check off the “COORDINATORS” box in the search options.

While you have the responsibility to facilitate Lasallian formation, you will also personally benefit from sharing your experience with others who have the same responsibility. The more you enter into the process of real learning (AKA “Formation”), the greater the opportunity you will have to understand, engage in, and enjoy the Lasallian Catholic educational experience.

www.delasalle.org

The San Francisco New Orleans District website, of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (AKA De La Salle Christian Brothers), providing both information, resources, and an overview of its composition and activities.

 

 

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www.lasallian.info

The website for the Brothers of the Christian Schools (AKA De La Salle Christian Brothers) in the United States and Canada.

 

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www.lasalle.org

The international website for the Brothers of the Christian Schools (AKA De La Salle Christian Brothers).

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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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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.

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District Workshops and Retreats (SFNO)

Workshops, retreats, and meetings of common-interest groups within the San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) District.

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Advanced Degrees in Lasallian Studies

Formal studies in Lasallian studies are available at both Saint Mary’s University and Saint Mary’s College of California. (Link through each institution’s name.)

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Lasallian Saints of Yesterday … and Tomorrow

This is an overview of all of the Lasallian Saints, Blesseds, and other who are being considered for canonization – as of 2013.

 

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So Favored by Grace

A set of seven essays that provide a deeper historical, cultural, and educational context for understanding De La Salle’s story and the educational movement that he initiated.

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An Institute in Transition

This is the story of three General Chapters of the Brothers of the Christian Schools by someone who attended and participated in all of them (1966, 1976, 1986) and whose observations provide both the factual, contextual, and personal outlines of the experience.

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Encounters at Parmenie

This small book provides an introduction and overview of the retreat center of Parmenie, near Grenoble, where St. John Baptist de La Salle made several key decisions about his life journey and his vocation as the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

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MEL Publications

This collection of small format monographs published since 2001 by the MEL Secretariat in Rome addresses various topics connected with the Lasallian educational mission by a variety of authors. They are very much worth examining on an individual basis, especially those highlighted in the description below.

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2015 RULE of the Brothers

The office 2015 Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (English).

 

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Directories & Guides for Various Roles and Areas

Official directories and guides for various areas of responsibility in the governance of the Institute.

 

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The Lasallian Heritage

A lengthy but informative exposition about De La Salle’s vocational journey and the Institute he founded, based on questions posed.

(The “Show the VIDEO” tab below lets you run the video from here.)

 

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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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Lasalliana – Volume 3

Published: June 1, 1984

The individual articles for this Volume are found below.


 

These sets of 2-page studies and reflections on Lasallian topics began in September 1983 and were published every year in three volumes up to 2001. Each volume contained 20 separate leaflets on specific themes or topics by Brothers and others from around the world. Many Brothers and others have benefited from these compact nuggets on various aspects of De La Salle, Lasallian education, the Institute, and the like. There are 53 sets or “volumes” of this publication, providing over 1,000 individual resources for perusal, research, and Lasallian formation.

A full BINDER set of all Lasallian articles is HERE.


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Lasalliana – Volume 2

Published: February 1, 1984

The individual articles for this Volume are found below.


 

These sets of 2-page studies and reflections on Lasallian topics began in September 1983 and were published every year in three volumes up to 2001. Each volume contained 20 separate leaflets on specific themes or topics by Brothers and others from around the world. Many Brothers and others have benefited from these compact nuggets on various aspects of De La Salle, Lasallian education, the Institute, and the like. There are 53 sets or “volumes” of this publication, providing over 1,000 individual resources for perusal, research, and Lasallian formation.

A full BINDER set of all Lasallian articles is HERE.


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Lasalliana – Volume 51 – INDEX

This is an index of Volumes 1 through 50 of Lasalliana [LINK], according to their category, their subject area, and their authorship. It is useful for finding specific articles of interest and to explore related articles, subject areas, or authors. The PDF is searchable.

 

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Lasalliana – Volume 4

Published: October 1, 1984

The individual articles for this Volume are found below.


These sets of 2-page studies and reflections on Lasallian topics began in September 1983 and were published every year in three volumes up to 2001. Each volume contained 20 separate leaflets on specific themes or topics by Brothers and others from around the world. Many Brothers and others have benefited from these compact nuggets on various aspects of De La Salle, Lasallian education, the Institute, and the like. There are 53 sets or “volumes” of this publication, providing over 1,000 individual resources for perusal, research, and Lasallian formation.

A full BINDER set of all Lasallian articles is HERE.


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