Lasallian spirituality is a set of values and beliefs that are central to the educational philosophy of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic teaching order founded by Saint John Baptist de La Salle in the 17th century. At the heart of Lasallian spirituality is a commitment to the Christian values of faith, service, and community, as well as a belief in the inherent dignity and potential of every person.
One of the key components of Lasallian spirituality is a focus on faith. The De La Salle Christian Brothers seek to create a community of believers who are committed to living out their faith in their daily lives. This includes a commitment to prayer, reflection, and the practice of spiritual disciplines, such as regular Mass attendance and participation in retreats and other spiritual experiences.
Another important aspect of Lasallian spirituality is a focus on service. The De La Salle Christian Brothers believe that education is not just about acquiring knowledge and skills, but also about developing a sense of compassion and a desire to serve others. This is reflected in the motto of the order: "Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve." Lasallian schools and institutions often encourage students and faculty to engage in service projects and community service activities as a way of living out their faith and making a positive impact on the world.
Finally, Lasallian spirituality emphasizes the importance of community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers believe that education is most effective when it takes place within a supportive and inclusive community. This includes not only the school or institution, but also the wider community in which it is located. Lasallian schools and institutions often foster a sense of belonging and connectedness among students, faculty, and staff, and encourage everyone to work together towards common goals and values.
In conclusion, Lasallian spirituality is a rich and multifaceted set of values and beliefs that are central to the educational philosophy of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. It is characterized by a commitment to faith, service, and community, and a belief in the inherent dignity and potential of every person. These values are reflected in the work of Lasallian schools and institutions around the world, and provide a powerful foundation for the education and formation of young people.
On this page are downloadable copies of that same booklet, provided in English, Español, and Français. As a young Lasallian and laity in the Church, I have been able to experience all four of these pillars. John Baptist de La Salle, faith is the recognition, and awe of God in everyone and thing, especially those in need. John Baptist de La Salle was built on four pillars: faith, compassion, prayer, and action. Published: January 1, 1992 The individual articles for this Volume are found below. We seek, through the ministry of education, to help lead our students to God—that at the end of their lives they will experience the beatific vision. Union in Community Evangelizing one another through sharing our experience of God during moments of prayer a community gathering is essential.
This video shares a series of short vignettes about various Lasallian educational ministries around the world, many of them working the marginalized and needy. Articulate thoughts, ideas and feelings tactfully that are rooted in Christian values; 3. While principles themselves are relatively common i. Mary as Model In his writings, De La Salle shows admiration and a special love for Mary as a model for life. The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, 21 Feb. John Baptist de La Salle in an engaging, dramatic, and comprehensive fashion.
Video INTRODUCTION below 54 min. One of those who produced a large number of resources was Br. Going to a place where they have less than I and providing them with a valuable education is exactly what St. Three online professional learning symposia for Lasallian Educators. Lasallian spirituality has certain points of emphasis, which make it a distinct spiritual way.
Living a spirit of faith and zeal, as Brothers and with our Lasallian Partners, we embrace a spirituality rooted in: a spirit of community and relationship, faith and zeal, and a practical understanding that God calls us together to witness the Gospel together associated for a common mission. It is good to be reminded of why all of us came to this place SMC at this time. Before bringing the group together, the staffs of the Secretariat for Association and of the Secretariat for Research and Resources sought information from those in charge of formation in every one of the 33 Districts in the Lasallian world. At the end of the formation program, there will be an option for an additional year of study and formation in spiritual direction. Certainly, these same elements are found in other forms of spirituality, but the Founder uniquely integrated them in the light of his experience, in order to help his Brothers live their vocation, which was something new in the Catholic Church.
You are free to print and share it without any additional permissions. Within the coming year, we hope to be able to offer to the above questions some agreed answers that are simple, inspiring and of course specific answers which will energise formation in spirituality in the Districts. We even partner with an underprivileged school in Baltimore City. To download, click on the map images below for the low-resolution PDF, or on the specific format that you would like from the options next to each map. What inspires one to go beyond what one does? Works Cited Christian Brothers Conference.
John Baptist De La Salle. Sharpening our vision to see the face of God in all those in need of a quality education, especially the poor, awakens us to the holiness in all people, colleagues and visitors alike. Elements of Lasallian spirituality can be found primarily in the writings of the Founder Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the documents of the Institute, and the writings and reflections of the Lasallian family. Jeffrey Lynn Calligan, FSC ABSTRACT This brief introductory overview of the spirituality inherited from John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, was originally prepared for the consideration of participants of the SIEL Lasallian Studies session conducted in Rome in 2012-2013. 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.
They are offered in love. His books continue to be published by Matthew James Publishing, and links to these may be found below. Groups of scholars from Lasallian universities in various parts of the world analyzed the data and provided their conclusions, insights, and recommendations. Prayer allows us to stay in constant communication with Him and allows us to refer to Him in time of struggle or challenge. Zeal, their second special gift, is a burning desire for the instruction and spiritual welfare of their students. There is one presenter each from Singapore, the Philippines, and the United States. Life of Prayer Our interior lives are nourished by prayer.
He has for many years been a presenter at the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies and has until recently been working on the Lasallian Educational Services Team in Malvern, Australia. 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. But salvation touches this life also in a very tangible way. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO OPEN THE PDF. Inspired by Saint John Baptist De la Salle and a three-hundred-year-old educational practice, Lasallian educators, led these days more and more by lay partners, have cultivated a distinctive spirituality, which enlivens the work that they do with their students.