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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Brother John Johnston Institute

This two-year series of workshops, online learning units, and annual retreats that apply the Lasallian story and vision to contemporary realities.

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Lasallian Social Justice Institute

A formation program for the Partners and Brothers in the Lasallian Region of North America based on the Gospel and our Lasallian vocation to the promotion of social justice and service to the poor.

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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 Research Symposium

An annual gathering of Lasallian college and university scholars in Minneapolis, sponsored by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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PDF - Circular 461 - Associated for the Lasallian Mission ... an act of HOPE - ROME
Circular 461 – Associated for the Lasallian Mission …an act of HOPE

This Circular is a foundational document on the key dimension of “association” and its central place in Lasallian life and mission.

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PDF - Discussion Guide for Circular 461 - Greg Kopra
Study Guide for Circular 461

This is a reflections and discussion guide for reading Circular 461. Each section of the Circular is addressed with three questions that elicit the reader’s personal response, and a series of additional questions that examine specific points in the document. Designed for group use.

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1997 - A Shared Mission - Br. John Johnson, FSC
The Lasallian Mission of Human and Christian Education: A Shared Mission

This 1997 document by Br. John Johnston, FSC, provides the foundational understanding of what it means to be part of a “Shared Mission” in Lasallian schools that are part of the Lasallian charism.

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PRINT - The Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher - Br. Agathon
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.

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PRINT - The Formation of New Teachers - Frederick Mueller, FSC
The Formation of New Teachers

This booklet addresses the duties, qualities, and responsibilities of those involved in Lasallian formation. The insights and suggestions that it provides enable teachers to grow as ministers of grace within the Lasallian heritage.

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PRINT - The Conduct of Schools - De La Salle
The Conduct of Christian Schools

This book has served for three centuries as the basis for administering the Brothers’ schools, and it is universally held to be a milestone in the field of primary education. The organizational structure will be appealing to most Lasallian administrators, and modern equivalents might readily be imagined.

 

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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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MELs (Small)
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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Comic Book - De La Salle
Comic Book – “St. John Baptist de La Salle

A well done illustration-based overview of the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Very accessible and fun to look at.

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PRINT - Rules of Christian Decorum and Civility - De La Salle
The Rules of Christian Decorum and Civility

A book written by John Baptist de La Salle as a reader for inner-city boys, showing the way that they should comport themselves and behave in polite society. This is a classic work on politeness, and fun to read.

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PRINT - Religious Instructions and Exercises of Piety for the Christian Schools - De La Salle
Religious Instructions and Exercises of Piety for Christian Schools

This book brings together two smaller works by John Baptist de La Salle: 1) Instructions and Prayer for Holy Mass, Confession, and Communion, with Methodical Instruction by Questions and Answers on How to Confess Well, and 2) Exercises of Piety to Be Performed During the Day in the Christian Schools, which includes a number of hymns.

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PRINT - John Baptist de La Salle and Special Education - Othmar Wurth, FSC
John Baptist de La Salle and Special Education: A Study of Saint Yon

This work describes the application and development of the early Lasallian charism in the educational establishment at St. Yon.

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An Educator and a Saint at Grips with the Society of His Time: John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1718)

A very accessible orientation to the seventeenth-century France in which the Lasallian Educational Movement had its origins.

 

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Cahiers Lasalliens

A scholarly series of books and original texts, begun in 1956 and continuing into today, whereby significant Lasallian works and studies are made available for general distribution within the Lasallian world.

 

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