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.

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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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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Moving Art

A set of excellent, short videos useful for reflection periods or other purposes.

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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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12 Virtues of a Good Teacher

A video that covers the 12 Virtues of a Good Teacher that John Baptist de La Salle listed in one of his books.

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Manhattan College – Lasallian Stained Glass Windows

These stained glass windows of John Baptist de La Salle, originally created in 1900, were moved to the chapel at Manhattan College in 2016.

The windows guide viewers as they move through the Chapel to visualize moments in the Saint’s life — from his childhood in Reims, to the vow he took with his Brothers, to his death in Rouen and his glorification in heaven, where he is welcomed by Christ and acknowledged as a great teacher by Saint Ignatius Loyola.

They may be seen on the Manhattan College website (LINK) where there is also an online tour via the internet (LINK)

Below in the tab “WINDOWS” are large files that show each of the windows in detail.

There is also a video that gives the history, process, and results of a project to relocate the Lasallian stained glass windows from the former Novitiate building in Barrytown, NY, to the chapel at Manhattan College in the Bronx. It is a good discussion starter on the topic of alumni engagement and Lasallian art. (13 Minutes)

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Lasallian Mission – Vietnam and Kenya

A short video about the Lasallian schools and educational projects in Vietnam and Kenya

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Lasallian Mission – The Philippines

A short video about the Lasallian schools and educational projects in the Philippines.

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Lasallian Mission – South America

A short video about the Lasallian schools and educational projects in South America.

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Lasallian Mission – Mexico

A short video about the Lasallian schools and educational projects in Mexico.

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Lasallian Mission – India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

A short video about the Lasallian schools and educational projects in India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.

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Juntos Como Hermanos – El Camino de Santiago 2015

A short video about 22 Lasallians walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage as they discern their vocations.

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Lasallian Life – The Brothers

A short video about the De La Salle Christian Brothers, as told by themselves and those who work with them.

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Vocation of a De La Salle Christian Brother

A short video about vocation of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, as told in their own words, and the impressions of others.

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Br. Felix Masson, FSC

A short video biography of a De La Salle Christian Brother who spent most of his life in the Philippines.

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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.

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St. Mutien-Marie Wiaux

A very short video about St. Mutien-Marie Wiaux, FSC, that may be used for a prayer service or simply as a brief introduction to his life story.

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