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The Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies is an intensive Lasallian education and formation program that studies the life, work and spirituality of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian educational mission. Through an examination of the writings of De La Salle and an analysis of some modern educators, participants develop a deeper understanding of the Lasallian heritage and its influence on contemporary education and spirituality.
The Buttimer Institute is designed to inspire participants to delve more thoroughly into the Lasallian founding story and discover the basis of their vocation as educators. The program also seeks to deepen the participants’ association for the Lasallian mission and provide skills to become catalysts in their own ministries. The Buttimer Institute is a three-year program. Courses are conducted for three consecutive summers, in two-week durations.
Started during the summer of 1984, and it has been offered every year since that time (except in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Many Brothers and Lasallians have found it to be a gateway experience into better understanding the life, pedagogy, and spirituality of the Lasallian charism.
The Buttimer Institute is named in honor of Brother Charles Henry Buttimer, FSC (1909-1982), the first American—and the first non-French Brother—Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1966-1976).
These videos were recorded in 1991 at Saint Mary’s College of California, when the large majority of participants were Brothers. Each talk is about one hour in length.
Some of the references used during these Buttimer One sessions:
Others will be made available as they are uploaded or found online.