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Touching the Hearts of Students: Characteristics of Lasallian Schools

A compact biography of John Baptist de La Salle is combined with an overview of the characteristics of his educational spirituality in modern contexts.

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La Salle University Magazine (Special Issue)

This special issue from La Salle University, provided via PDF, is a fine compilation of articles and perspectives on Lasallian education and spirituality.

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The Work is Yours

An excellent biography of St. John Baptist de La Salle – his context, his life, and his enduring influence – by a major Lasallian scholar.

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Saint John Baptist de La Salle: His Life and Spirituality

Pamphlet introducing St. John Baptist de La Salle and his educational legacy.

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Study Guide – “Saint John Baptist de La Salle” Booklet

This guide accompanies the SFNO introductory booklet about De La Salle and his charism “John Baptist de La Salle: Founder, Educator, Saint.”

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SFNO District Facts

Overview of the SFNO schools, personnel, demographics, religious backgrounds, etc. of the students and the administrative structure.

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Praying with John Baptist de La Salle - Carl Koch
Praying with John Baptist de La Salle

A Lasallian prayer resource with specifically themed meditations for use with groups or private prayer and reflection.

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John Baptist de La Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education

A solid introduction to how De La Salle integrated the Christian vocation of education of the poor into a coherent spirituality, highlighting sections of his various works.

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Praying Each Day – Nicholas Hutchason, FSC

A website with the prayer resources developed by Br. Nicholas Hutchason, FSC, including links to the books available from his publisher.

 

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The Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher

This is a small booklet providing a classic reflection on 12 Virtues for a Good Teacher that St. John Baptist de La Salle listed in one of his texts. Brother Agathon’s exposition on each virtue has endures through the centuries and remains very relevant even today.

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The Formation of New Teachers

This booklet addresses the duties, qualities, and responsibilities of those involved in Lasallian formation. The insights and suggestions that it provides enable teachers to grow as ministers of grace within the Lasallian heritage.

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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 Liturgies

This Lasallian prayer book includes morning prayers, evening prayers, and Mass prayers for all the current (2016) Lasallian feast days, Saints, and Blesseds, along with brief biographies and artwork.

 

 

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International Lasallian Liturgy Resources

A resource for facilitating prayer services in international Lasallian settings. Contains selected music, psalms, scripture texts, and portions of De La Salle’s meditations in English, French, and Spanish.

 

 

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The Conduct of Christian Schools

This book has served for three centuries as the basis for administering the Brothers’ schools, and it is universally held to be a milestone in the field of primary education. The organizational structure will be appealing to most Lasallian administrators, and modern equivalents might readily be imagined.

 

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2015 RULE of the Brothers

The office 2015 Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (English).

 

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Directories & Guides for Various Roles and Areas

Official directories and guides for various areas of responsibility in the governance of the Institute.

 

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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.

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Characteristics - 1986
1986 Characteristics of Lasallian Schools

This 1986 document, developed by the Regional Education Committee of the Christian Brothers in the United States, emerged from a multi-year consultation and writing process, producing “a foundational and consensual document for the entire Lasallian system, which has the support of an impressive core of leadership people throughout the Region.”

 

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The Brothers of the Christian Schools in the World Today – A Declaration (1967)

This is “an authoritative statement that would serve as foundation and unifying principle” of the work of the 39th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1966-67). This 1997 translation of the document corrects some aspects of the original translation, as explained by Br. Luke Salm in the introduction.The document invites Lasallian educators “to resolutely enter upon the path of renewal and adaptation.”

Over the last 50 years, the Declaration has continued to be one of the most pivotal documents in the process of renewal among everyone associated with Lasallian schools, and it retains its relevance, appeal, and vitality to this very day.

 

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