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Prayer Reflections for Lasallians & Books from Br. Nicholas Hutchinson, FSC

The Lasallian community of Brothers and Partners in the United Kingdom have produced numerous resources over the years that have assisted in the Lasallian formation of groups and individuals. Below are four PDF booklets that are a resource for reflection and prayer for Lasallians discerning the way forward in today’s world.

One of those who produced a large number of resources was Br. Nicholas Hutchinson, FSC. His books continue to be published by Matthew James Publishing, and links to these may be found below. Further resources compiles or created by him may also be downloaded as PDF files below.

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Reflections for Lasallians - Volume I - IV
Living in a Spirit of Faith, Acting in a Spirit of Zeal

The complete publication, published in four volumes is divided into the two major Lasallian characteristics, spirit of faith and spirit of zeal, which in turn are subdivided into six themes:

    Living in a Spirit of Faith

  1. Being Aware of God’s Presence
  2. Responding to God’s Calling
  3. Discerning God’s Will Now
  4. Trusting God’s Providence
  5. Recognising God’s Love for Each of Us
  6. Living the Creative Cycle of Death and Resurrection

    Acting in a Spirit of Zeal

  7. Together and by Association
  8. Respecting Others, Bringing Those at the Margins to the Centre of Our Lives
  9. Loving the Vulnerable Self
  10. Accompanying the Poor
  11. Being Educators, Especially of Youth
  12. Touching and Inspiring Hearts with the Christian Spirit
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Each of the above themes are subdivided by the same 25 headings listed below, each page containing a biblical, a Lasallian and a modern-day quote: Opening to God’s word // Allowing intimacy with God // Trusting // Being a disciple // Receiving and responding // Embracing uncertainty // Risking // Recognising a shared spirit and shared humanity // Living hopefully // Celebrating // Accepting ourselves as God’s gift to others and accepting others as God’s gift to us // Transforming // Building community // Living our commitment // Being a communion of saints // Witnessing // Serving as mission // Accompanying // Being good shepherds // Honouring // Seeking wholeness // Reconciling // Collaborating // Peacemaking // Hungering for justice

The vision behind the creation of this book has been to bring together writings which speak of our distinctively Lasallian focus, including ideas to inspire and encourage, challenge and unsettle and lead towards a deeper relationship with God in Christ. It has been compiled by a team of people representing the different branches of the Lasallian family, all people committed to live in the awareness of God’s presence: Brothers, former Brothers, students and staff from Lasallian schools, people toiling in the vineyard in both formal and informal education, those who have spent a year touching and inspiring hearts at St Cassian’s Retreat Centre, Kintbury, and those who have accompanied the poor with the Lasallian Developing World Projects (LDWP). We hope that this resource will be like a well that people can return to many times to receive spiritual nourishment and a deeper insight into what it means to be a Lasallian.

PRAYING EACH DAY OF THE YEAR | VOLUME 2

Author: Nicholas Hutchinson FSC

Praying Each Day of the Year is a creative and inspiring series for people of all ages in many situations, offering challenging reflections and prayers specific to each day of the year.

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PRAYING EACH DAY OF THE YEAR | VOLUME 3

Author: Nicholas Hutchinson FSC

Praying Each Day of the Year is a creative and inspiring series for people of all ages in many situations, offering challenging reflections and prayers specific to each day of the year.

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LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY

Author: Nicholas Hutchinson FSC

Lord Teach Us to Pray, written by Nicholas Hutchinson FSC (author of Praying Each Day of the Year), is a 50-day course of guided personal prayer.

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WALK IN MY PRESENCE | VOLUME 1

Author: Nicholas Hutchinson FSC

Walk in My Presence (Volume 1) is a book of 30 prayer services with a clear focus on the presence of God.

It explores themes such as thanksgiving, creation, justice and peace, suffering and sickness, morning and night prayer. It is for use by individuals, parish groups, religious communities, and as a resource for teachers and chaplains in school.

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WALK IN MY PRESENCE | VOLUME 2

Author: Nicholas Hutchinson FSC

Walk in My Presence (Volume 1) is a book of 30 prayer services with a clear focus on the presence of God.

It explores themes such as thanksgiving, creation, justice and peace, suffering and sickness, morning and night prayer. It is for use by individuals, parish groups, religious communities, and as a resource for teachers and chaplains in school.

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PRAYING IN SERIOUS ILLNESS

Author: Nicholas Hutchinson FSC

The first half of Praying in Serious Illness can readily be used by those who are not ill – being prayers for everyday use – and the text is such that people can dip into the book or take the prayers consecutively. Most of the prayers reflect a wide use of scripture.

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