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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Lasallian Reflection 1 – A Gospel Adventure

This is the first of a planned series of reflections for the entire worldwide Lasallian family, provided by the Superior General and his Council in Rome, and recommended as a Lasallian theme for the year in which it was provided.

 

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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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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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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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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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St. John Baptist de La Salle: The Message of His Catechism

A comprehensive analysis of the catechism written by St. John Baptist de La Salle, with one eye towards doctrine and the other towards the youth of his time.

 

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Sacred Scripture in the Spirituality of Saint John Baptist de La Salle

This work examines the relationship between Sacred Scripture and St. John Baptist de La Salle’s unique spirituality.

 

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Berulle and the French School: Selected Writings

John Baptist de La Salle was a man of his times. This work provides the cultural and religious environment and major figures that influenced his life.

 

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De La Salle: A City Saint and the Liberation of the Poor Through Education

The most recent and most comprehensive biography of John Baptist de La Salle in English by Br. Alfred Calcutt, FSC.

This work is an impressive biography that provides many contextual details about De La Salle’s time, and significant mini-biographies of many of those who were part of De La Salle’s life. If there is information in English on something related to John Baptist de La Salle, it would be found in this book.

For those who would like a PDF copy of the book, HERE is the link.  (10 MB)

 

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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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The Pastoral Letters of Br. John Johnson, FSC

This is a collection of the annual Pastoral Letters from Br. John Johnston, FSC, during his years as Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1986-2000).

The book may be purchased via the link below. The PDF of the book may be downloaded HERE. (12 MB)

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The Pastoral Letters of Br. Alvaro Rodriguez Echeverria, FSC

This is a collection of the annual Pastoral Letters from Br. Alvaro Rodriguez Echeverria, FSC, during his years as Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (2000-2014).

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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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