Scholars in Lasallian studies - or potential scholars - tend to be interested in the programs or resources that will allow research on a certain topic related to Lasallian history, pedagogy, or spirituality. They will already be aware of the resources described within the other audience categories and are interested in diving a little deeper.
There are scholarly resources available on the Institute website and on other District websites. The first step to building one's interest in this area is to spend time exploring the various locations where Lasallian resources have been made available and accessible. Note that on the RESOURCES page, on the bottom of the list of search options is a Google "Custom Search" bar, which searches for items or key words only on Lasallian related websites - national, international, colleges and universities, etc. It is a good place to start searching for esoteric Lasallian sorts of things.
FURTHER RESOURCES FOR SCHOLARS
Saint Mary’s College of California – Sharing the Mission VIDEOS
These interviews with 15 “Professors of the Year” (1992 – 2005) at Saint Mary’s College of California center around the descriptors that came from the college’s “New Century Committee” document, in which the college was described as a “Premier, Catholic, Lasallian, Liberal Arts Learning Community.”
Along with the short films on each topic – Liberal Arts, Catholic, Lasallian, Students, The Professor, Sharing the Mission – there is the longer compilation of all the interviews in a single 55-minute video (the last in the series below).
Year of Creation: 2005
The Christian Brothers in the United States 1848 – 1948
This history book by Br. Angelus Gabriel was first published in 1948, the centenary celebation of the Brothers in the United States. It is a standard reference work for Lasallian archivists, librarians, and historians that has been out of print for many years. It has now been made available in paperback form.
Length: 700 Pages
Editor: Br. Angelus Gabriel, FSC (Joseph Aloysius Cashin)
Reprinted by: The Lasallian Resource Center (2020)
A PDF of the book is available HERE.
Meditations of John Baptist De La Salle
The collection of 208 meditations by St. John Baptist de La Salle, each in three parts, that cover a wide range of topics, saints, feast days, and matters directly related to the education of youth. It’s focus is on the person of the teacher and the spiritual dimensions of an educator’s vocation. It is an inspiring guidepost to anyone in the ministry of education. Some of the sentiments in 17th century theology. But much of this book may be applied to one’s own journey as a Lasallian administrator and the demands that the responsibility makes.
You can BUY THE BOOK HERE.
For a short introduction video to the Meditations for the Time of Retreat, go to THIS page or see the tab below.
Circulars – Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
Here is a collection of the Circular Letters of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools that are available in English in PDF format. Some have come from other websites, and some have been scanned and turned into PDF format by the Lasallian Resource Center.
This collection will expand as more circulars become available in the PDF format. When possible, the PDF version is also an OCR version, so that you can search for key terms of phrases.
Go HERE for Dr. Greg Kopra’s “Selections from Recent Institute Documents Related to Our Lasallian Educational Service of the Poor”
Georges RIGAULT – History of the Institute
These volumes of the General History of the Brothers of the Christian Schools were written by the French historian, Georges Rigault, and translated by Br. Edmond Dolan, FSC, with further editing by Br. Gerard Rummery, FSC.
SEE THE LINKS BELOW
Length: Nine Volumes & 3,095 Pages
Author: Georges Rigault
Translator: Br. Edmond Dolan, FSC
Editor: Br. Gerard Rummery, FSC