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 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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The Gentle American

A biography of Brother Charles Henry Buttimer, the first American Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

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I, John Baptist de La Salle

A short, easy-to-read biography of John Baptist de La Salle, appropriate for new students, faculty, and others.

 

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Br. Miguel Febres Cordero, FSC

A short biography about the Ecuadorian saint, Br. Miguel Febres Cordero, FSC, who was canonized in 1984.

Brother Miguel was a gifted teacher from the start and a diligent student. Despite high academic honors, teaching remained his first priority, especially his classes in religion and for the young men he prepared for first communion. His students admired his simplicity, his directness, his concern for them, and the intensity of his devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Virgin Mary.

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Br. Mutien-Marie Wiaux, FSC

A short biography about the French saint, Br. Mutien Marie Wiaux, FSC.

Brother Mutien was not only an effective teacher of music and art and a vigilant prefect in the school yard, he was also a catechist in the nearby parish and a tremendous influence on the students by his patience and evident piety.

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Br. Benilde Romancon

A short biography about the French saint, Br. Benilde Romançon, FSC.

Brother Benilde was an effective teacher and administrator, a strict but fair disciplinarian, with a religious sense that was evident to everyone. This book provides a more complete story of his life and legacy.

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Br. Arnold Reche

A short biography about the Blessed Br. Arnold Reche, FSC, of France.

 

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The Martyrs of Turon and Tarragona

This book is about the Brothers who were martyred during the Spanish Revolution (1934-1939).

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Brother Solomon: Martyr of the French Revolution

This book is about the Brother Solomon Leclercq, Secretary of the Institute during the French Revolution.

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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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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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The Letters of John Baptist de La Salle

A collection of the 150 extant letters of St. John Baptist de La Salle, addressed to Brothers, members of his family, religious of other communities, and lay persons. Extensive commentary and historical context is included for all the letters.

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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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Collection of Various Short Treatises

A small book of inspirational texts that were put together by John Baptist de La Salle as a companion to the Rule of the Institute and meant to be regularly read and consulted. The oldest printed copy of this book that we have is from 1711, although its first publication was probably 1705.

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Explanation of the Method of Interior Prayer

A modern translation of a classic introduction to prayer that was provided by St. John Baptist de La Salle for his Brothers. It provides a detailed outline of the components and goals of the kind of interior prayer constantly advocated and practiced by him and by the Brothers.

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